Parkinson’s Disease – Past, Present and Future – 6pm @ Wed 9th Nov

Brain images of a healthy person and Parkinson's disease suffererParkinson’s disease is a degenerative brain disorder which particularly affects the elderly.

Since the disease was first described almost 200 years ago, there is still no cure or any treatment that can slow down the disease.

Over the last decade, ground-breaking genetic discoveries have led to the identification of several genes that cause Parkinson’s.

Understanding how these genes cause brain cell loss is likely to lead to new ideas on how to treat the disease – find out more by joining us for this talk from Dr Miratul Muqit, from the University of Dundee.

The talk will be hosted in our regular venue, the delightful Infusions Coffee Shop, inside Dundee Science Centre – Sensation on Wednesday 12th October at 6pm. Doors open at 5.30pm when the cafe will be serving drinks and snacks, and yes, you will be able to treat yourself to a hot chocolate!

This is a FREE event and EVERYONE IS WELCOME. There is no need to book in advance but arrive early to avoid disappointment.

If you can’t make it be will be tweeting live from the event from the @revealsresearch Twitter account. To view these tweets and to join the online discussion you can use the hashtag #CafeSciDundee.