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Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the nervous system causing tremor, stiffness and slowness of movement. The main problem for clinicians is that it’s very hard to diagnose Parkinson’s early enough to offer patients beneficial treatment. By the time they show up in clinic, the disease is already advancing and it is only the symptoms which can be managed, rather than the cause addressed.

The Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre, led by Consultant Neurologist Professor Michele Hu alongside Professor Richard Wade-Martins, is making great strides forward on many fronts in the struggle to understand this condition.

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