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Professor Roger Barker, Professor of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Cambridge
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and to celebrate this Professor Roger Barker (Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge), recorded a talk for us on the current and future landscape of Parkinson’s disease treatment, which will first be screened on World Parkinson’s Day. Professor Barker explains where we are with research in 2019 and how our understanding of the disease has progressed, before exploring emerging trends and therapies.
Emerging trends discussed include the role of alpha-synuclein and how this remains a growing area of focus, drug repurposing, providing ‘fertilizer’ to dopamine cells such as in the GDNF trials, stem cell-derived dopamine replacement, and gene therapy.
15:55 minutes - Professor Roger Barker, Professor of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Cambridge.