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GDNF! What Happened To Me by Andy Rollin

Andy was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 47, but surely that is something that old people get? 5 years later he had a once in a lifetime chance to participate in ground breaking clinical trial to see if something called GDNF could slow, stop or reverse his Parkinson’s.

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Ending Parkinson’s Disease Book

A Prescription for Action by Ray Dorsey, Todd Sherer, Michael S. Okun, Bastiaan Bloem. The authors of this book have proposed a bold PACT to Prevent the disease, Advocate for Policies, Care for Patients and Treat the condition.

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Grierson British Documentary Award goes to “The Parkinson’s Drug Trial: A Miracle Cure?”

Absolutely thrilled to announce that “the Parkinsons Drug Trial – A Miracle Cure?” won at the Grierson British Documentary Awards under the heading of Best Science Documentary.

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Snooker City Fundraiser

Julie Mackie and Mike Smith. Thank you for organising the outstanding Cabaret and Disco Night held on Sat 26th October. An amazing £6,150 was raised from ticket sales and the raffle which will now go into the GDNF pot!!

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Professor Steven Gill

Huge congratulations to Professor Steven Gill on receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award: The future and challenges of direct drug delivery to the brain – from the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies.

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Some interesting facts about Parkinson’s…

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Participant Involvement

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Darren’s Fundraising challenge

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Phase 1 GDNF Trial

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Receiving Unlicensed Medicines on Compassionate Grounds

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GDNF: The Ongoing Controversy

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