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Tiny therapies may bring big gains

Research by drug companies into neurodegenerative diseases has traditionally focussed on blocking the damaging toxic proteins that accumulate in the […]
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Some Welcome News

Although studies into Parkinson’s have been conducted since the 1960s, the cause of the disease is largely unknown and current […]
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Walk the Bay for Parkinson’s 2019

Fred’s Walk the Bay for Parkinson’s starts at 9:30am on Sunday,  April 7th, 2019 at Wilkinson’s Point, Glenorchy.  We are offering […]
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End of Year Report from Anastasia

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease, predominantly affecting the motor system. Current medications for Parkinson’s disease, such as Levodopa, […]
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Early Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Symptoms of PD come in two categories: motor (to do with movement) and non-motor (other symptoms). Before Parkinson’s Disease (PD) […]
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Fred’s Walk The Bay 2018 – A Huge Success

This year’s Walk the Bay was a remarkable success, despite the brisk and damp weather. With approximately 170 people in attendance, […]
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The research that is being funded – Update with Anastasia

I began my PhD in March with Associate Professor Tracey Dickson’s research group at Menzies, after obtaining First Class Honours […]
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Research report

According to an item in a recent issue of the London Daily Telegraph, dogs could ‘sniff out’ Parkinson’s disease years before symptoms […]
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Meet Hobart’s Movement Disorder Specialist

I grew up in Hobart and studied Medicine at the University of Tasmania.  I moved to Victoria to complete physician […]
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Who Was James Parkinson?

The first clear description of what is today called Parkinson’s disease was a treatise entitled “An Essay on the Shaking […]
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