27 Sep

The role of the immune system in Parkinson’s disease

Caroline Williams-Gray gave a talk at the Cambridge Branch of Parkinson’s UK on Friday 23rd September entitled ‘The role of the immune system in Parkinson’s disease.’ This covered some of our recent work investigating immune changes and inflammation in post mortem Parkinson’s brains and in blood samples from patients with Parkinson’s disease compared to controls without the disease. This fits well with work done by other researchers in this field, and suggests that the immune system might be a promising new target for drugs to slow down the progress of the disease. The talk led to a number of interesting questions from the audience about the future of research in this area as well as current and new therapies for Parkinson’s.