It has been an interesting few weeks. On 26th and 27th February, the results of the double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of GDNF in Parkinson’s and of the open-label extension study were published in Brain and Journal of Parkinson’s disease respectively. The
I’ll get straight to the point. This is an important paper, albeit one hiding behind the most reticent and least illuminating title. Let me translate it for you. In simple terms the scientists asked people to imagine one of two
Switching off Jeremy Kyle was probably as decisive a statement as anything I had managed thus far. More to the point, it was a tacit recognition that his sanctimonious custodianship of this toxic cockpit of raw emotion was not where
I received a clear brief for this speech. The brief was ‘be brief’. Well being brief is not really what people with Parkinson’s do well. We tend to be rather slow so bear with me. By any standard, James Parkinson
I retired from the Cure Parkinson’s Trust at the end of April 2017. It was time to take a rest and continue my fight against Parkinson’s on a more local platform. I honestly felt I had done my bit.
I am puzzled by the resistance of many Brexit supporters to a second referendum. Surely this seems sensible. Let’s look at the facts. In 2016 voters in Britain decided (narrowly) to support the withdrawal of the UK from the EU.
Let’s put aside the politics of Brexit and all the name-calling from both sides. At the time of writing, it looks increasingly unlikely that a deal will be obtainable. At least obtainable on anything approximating to favourable terms for the
Jon: First of all, some introductions. My name is Jon Stamford. I am a person with Parkinson’s, diagnosed 12 years ago. It’s my pleasure today to interview Dr Jonathan Stamford, former head of the Neurotransmission Lab at the Royal London
Anyone who has ever tried to conduct medical research will be familiar with the workings of the ethical committee, an institution appointed arbiter of what research is or is not acceptable. Pretty much all institutions that conduct medical research have
Anyone who believes that test match cricket is a dull, dreary, ritualistic relic from another time should have witnessed the events at the Oval today. This was test match cricket at its finest, full of intensity, passion and commitment. This