In October, the NCER-PD team has reached 100 participants in the Luxembourg Parkinson study.

If you read about Parkinson’s disease (PD), you will quickly hear about typical symptom such as muscle stiffness and tremor. But how does that feel?

During their visit and lectures at the LCSB last week, Prof. Michele Hu and Prof. Richard Wade-Martins from the Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre (OPDC) exchanged their experiences from the last five years with researchers from Luxembourg and started a collaboration within the National Centre of Excellence in Research on Parkinson’s Disease (NCER-PD) research program.

Parkinson’s disease is a disorder that generally progresses over the course of the years. Particularly, for patients at advanced stages of the disease where treatment options had previously been limited new therapies have emerged on the market in recent years.

Belval has recently changed from an old steel industry site to an innovative University Campus. On 4-5 July, the Fond Belval organizes the Blast Furnaces Festival during which visitors can experience this recent development in a lively atmosphere with art and music. Of course it wouldn’t be complete without science and NCER-PD.