Tag Archives: Parkinson’s disease

Norfolk’s singing neuro nurse is getting the message across

Norfolk’s singing neuro nurse is getting the message across

UEA lecturer Steve Smith with his sons Simon and Dan (not pictured) are to embark on a 5000-mile charity motorcycle ride. UEA lecturer Steve Smith with his sons Simon and Dan (not pictured) are to embark on a 5000-mile charity motorcycle ride.

Music and motorcycles are helping a University of East Anglia lecturer to raise awareness of serious brain conditions

Steve Smith works at the UEA’s school of nursing and midwifery and is an expert in neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, MS, stroke, and Huntington’s disease.

Stem cell cures under threat from EU court

Stem cell cures under threat from EU court

Potential cures for dozens of debilitating conditions are under threat from a European ruling that claims making money from embryonic stem cell research is immoral, leading scientists have warned.

Potential cures for dozens of debilitating conditions are under threat from a European ruling that claims making money from embryonic stem cell research is immoral, leading scientists have warned.

Dolly the Sheep with creator Professor Ian Wilmut Photo: JAMES FRASER

 By Richard Alleyne, Science Correspondent 5:00AM BST 28 Apr 2011

The academics said that a change in EU law could “wipe out” much of the biotechnology industry and halt work on revolutionary cures for conditions that affect millions of people.

Parkinson’s Awareness Week

Parkinson’s Awareness Week

Published on Tuesday 12 April 2011 16:00

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IT is Parkinson’s Awareness Week from April 11 to 17.

 The Louth & District Branch of Parkinson’s UK say the aim of the week is to raise the profile of Parkinson’s UK, which provides advice, information and support to all Parkinson patients, their friends, families and carers.

Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive neurological condition affecting 120,000 people in the UK.

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