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Today (11th April) is World Parkinson’s Day. Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, 1 in 37 people alive today in the UK will be diagnosed with Parkinson’s in their lifetime. Annual costs resulting from Parkinson’s exceed $ 50 Billion dollars in the US alone.
Scientists at the University of Sheffield believe the pioneering study represents a significant step towards unravelling the link between high levels of physical activity and the development of the neurodegenerative condition which affects approximately 5,000 people in the UK.
A pioneering gene therapy innovation centre at the University of Sheffield is set to advance scientific discoveries into promising treatment options for millions of patients with life-threatening diseases.
Scientists from the University of Sheffield have been awarded £1.2 million to develop a drug to protect dopamine-producing brain cells and slow down the progression of Parkinson’s Disease.