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Biggest study into Parkinson’s disease launched by Glasgow University

A new study into the cause of Parkinson’s is being started by Dr Donald Grosset at Glasgow University.

Dr Grosset is hoping for more than 3000 volunteers who have the neurological condition along with their siblings to take part in his study with a view to better understand the symptoms.

More than £1.6m is being invested into the study which will aim to identify markers in the blood which could pave the way for a simple diagnostic test for the disease in the future.

Dr Gosset said: “ the cure for Parkinson’s is a global challenge and all the samples gathered from our thousands of volunteers will be available for analysis by researchers the world over.  This in itself will speed up our ultimate goal to develop a cure for Parkinson’s”.

Early detection of Parkinson’s is crucial as more effective medication can be prescribed if the disease is detected in its infancy. Unfortunately too many patients are not being diagnosed correctly, and in many cases too late in order for some medication to be effective. If you believe that you were not correctly diagnosed or your treatment has been substandard, then please contact our specialist clinical negligence team who can assist you in a potential claim for compensation.

Source - BBC News

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