Research Resources

The Science

The Science of Parkinson’s blog by Dr Simon Stott carries articles on significant research developments. He goes to considerable trouble to explain the science to the layman.

Previously restricting themselves to funding research, in 2015 Parkinson’s UK made a strategic move into active engagement, focussed on drug re-purposing. They have also become involved in major initiatives to bring change to drug testing processes As a result a charity founded on excellence in community support in the UK has moved onto the international stage.  Their Research Blog is widely acknowledged as a reliable source of information on research progress and current topics.

The Parkinson’s Research Interest Group on FaceBook aims to increase awareness of and participation in research by highlighting progress and opportunities to participate. (Full disclosure; the PenPRiG Treasurer is an Admin).

Europe PMC provides access to an enormous international repository of Life Sciences articles, books, patents and clinical guidelines.

Clinical Trials

An Overview of therapies in development by Kevin McFarthing.

The UK Clinical Trials Gateway has been developed to inform people about clinical trials anywhere in the UK. is a resource provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It is an international registry of clinical trials, listing nearly 300,000 research studies in over 200 countries.

Special Topics

Uniprot, for all there is to know about alpha synuclein, or indeed any other protein.

Explore stem cell research