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Paul Mayhew-Archer visited the Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre (OPDC) to find out more about our cutting edge research.

Parkinson's

After being diagnosed with Parkinson's five years ago, comedy writer Paul Mayhew-Archer decided to investigate what research was being done into pioneering new treatments for the disease. In the last few months, Paul has visited the OPDC where researchers are trying to determine the molecular pathways of Parkinson's disease.

The result of his visits: 'Parkinson's: The Funny Side' was shown on BBC One on Monday 7th March and is available to view on iPlayer until 6th April 2016. 

Paul was joined by DPAG's  Professor Richard Wade-Martins, Principal Investigator of the OPDC, who talked about our research using stem cell technology to grow and study dopamine neurons from Parkinson's patients' skin cells to identify potential targets for treatments. The BBC One Saturday Breakfast News clip can be viewed here.

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