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A collaborative study led by the OPDC's Dr Nora Bengoa-Vergniory has shown that compounds known as molecular tweezers could become a promising disease modifying therapy for Parkinson’s.

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Researcher publishes children's book of the brain

Postdoctoral Publication

Betina Ip, a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow based in NDCN, formerly a postdoctoral research scientist in DPAG, has written a book for children: The Usborne Book of the Brain and How it Works.

New laboratory space for OPDC Researchers

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A major building in the centre of Oxford has been constructed to create a new research centre bringing together cellular neuroscience and physical sciences.

Dopamine neurons need a 'REST' in Parkinson’s Disease

OPDC News

A study led by University of Oxford researchers, Dr Brent Ryan and Dr Nora Bengoa-Vergniory has shown that the key protein RE1 Silencing Transcription Factor (REST) regulates the health of those neurons critically affected in Parkinson’s Disease.

Drug trial that could improve respiratory recovery from COVID-19 now underway

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A clinical trial has commenced this week to test whether a drug called almitrine can help people who are seriously ill with COVID-19 to recover from the disease.

Tau-proximity ligation assay reveals extensive previously undetected pathology prior to neurofibrillary tangles in preclinical Alzheimer's disease

OPDC News

A study led by the Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre’s (OPDC) Dr Nora Bengoa-Vergniory has shown that a novel assay termed the tau-proximity ligation assay is able to recognise Alzheimer’s disease before current detection methods.