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Iron and the brain

Recent studies exploring iron levels in the brains of people with Parkinson’s have shown important implications for its use as a biomarker, as well as a way of potentially assessing the progression of the condition.


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World Parkinson’s Day

April marks World Parkinson’s Awareness Month to highlight the condition that affects some seven to 10 million people globally. At the centre of this month is World Parkinson’s Day on 11 April.


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ACT PD – the next generation of clinical trials for Parkinson’s

Would you be interested in joining the ACT PD project team? Funded by the Edmond J. Safra foundation, this 3-year programme will bring together national and international experts to develop a protocol and sustainable strategy for a multi-arm, multi-stage trial platform to investigate disease modifying…


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The Multiple Sclerosis MAMS model for Parkinson’s

One of the most frustrating aspects of the way we currently conduct clinical trials is the long delays between studies. Multi-Arm, Multi-Stage (or MAMS) clinical trials may represent a solution to this cumbersome problem.


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iLCT provides template for drug repurposing in other conditions

The International Linked Clinical Trials programme (iLCT) is one of the largest drug repurposing initiatives in medical research. A recent review article provides an overview of the history, structure and progress of this successful programme.