Patient engagement in the clinical research of the Luxembourg Parkinson’s Study (NCER-PD) is of vital importance for its success.

Parkinson’s disease is an insidious disease: by the time it manifests as the typical motor dysfunctions such as tremors or muscle rigidity, portions of the brain have already been irreversibly destroyed. By this stage, the disease will have often begun already decades earlier.

On 2 September, a Giant Public Pillow Fight took place in Luxembourg in front of the Grand Ducal Palace.

It has been known for a while that in Parkinson’s diseases disturbances arise in the mitochondria (‘energy plants’) and lysosomes (‘garbage trucks’) of the dopamine-producing cells. But how are these two disturbances connected and why do they cause the same disease?

Join us in the fight against Parkinson's disease on 2 September on Rue du Marché-aux-Herbes in Luxembourg!