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Celebrating World Parkinson’s Day

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James Parkinson may not be a name that you’re familiar with, he was a neurologist, scientist, geologist and activist who was the first to report “paralysis agitans” in 1817 –  now known as Parkinson’s disease. April 11, 2021, marks World Parkinson’s Day, a day designed and led by the Parkinson's community, for the Parkinson's community and their supporters. It is a day that is celebrated each year on James Parkinson’s birthday, in honor of him and his discoveries.

Technology Networks wanted to acknowledge the day, in efforts to share the amazing research and discoveries that have come to light over recent years to enable progression for diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

We hope you enjoy viewing these pieces and let us know if any of them resonate with you.

What is Parkinson's Disease?

In this video, Dr Rachel Dolhun, movement disorder specialist and senior vice president of medical communications for the Michael J. Fox Foundation breaks down the basics of Parkinson’s disease.

A Step Closer to a Skin Swab Test for Parkinson's

Results published in the journal Nature Communications show it is possible to identify Parkinson's disease based on compounds found on the surface of skin.

BNA Interview Series: Brain Repair and Regeneration With Professor Anders Björklund

At the British Neuroscience Association (BNA)’s Festival of Neuroscience in April 2019, we spoke with Lund University’s Professor Anders Björklund on his work focused on the use of stem cell transplantation therapy for Parkinson’s disease.

“There are now several cases where the improvement had been sustained over a long time,” – Prof. Anders Björklund.

The Gut–Brain Connection

Discover how the gut and the brain are connected and learn what impact this link has on conditions including irritable bowel syndrome and Parkinson’s disease in this infographic.

Why Use Stem Cells To Treat Neurological Diseases? With Dr Mariah Lelos

Watch this Teach Me in 10 with Dr Mariah Lelos, a senior lecturer at Cardiff University, to discover why stem cells are an emerging treatment for neurological diseases such as Parkinson's and Huntington's.

Neurodegeneration: A Closer Look

The burden of neurodegeneration is one that weighs heavily on the world’s aging population. In this infographic, we take a look into the degenerating brain, examining the changes that occur at every level.