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Gut Reaction To Parkinson’s Disease

Please note this event takes place on the first floor and has no step-free access.
Past event - 2022
11 May Doors open: 6.45pm. Event 7-9:30 (arrive early if you want to order food/drinks!)
The Maypole, 20A Portugal Place,
Cambridge CB5 8AF
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Ever wondered why you get butterflies in your stomach when you're nervous? Or if we can regenerate the human brain? Join us and two amazing scientists, Marta Camacho and Professor Roger Barker, as we investigate the link between the gut and the brain. We also explore the impact the gut can have on Parkinson’s disease and we delve into the exciting, cutting edge technology which may be used to regenerate the brain cells and may become new therapy for neurodegeneration.

Pooping Blue and Other Stories: Can the Gut Influence Brain Health?

Marta Camacho (Neuroscience Researcher)
Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is an incurable disorder that often progresses to debilitating problems with balance and dementia. The gut has been implicated in the development of PD but little is known of its effect on PD progression. We recently found that gastrointestinal dysfunction (GID) is associated with earlier dementia onset and similar associations have been made in Alzheimer’s disease. In another study, we showed that people with PD have an activated immune system which was associated with disease progression. GID may be activating the immune system thus accelerating PD progression.
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Repairing Brains: Can We Do This?

Roger Barker (Professor of Clinical Neuroscience and Honorary Consultant in Neurology at the University of Cambridge and at Addenbrooke's Hospital)
I will talk about the possibility of repairing the brain in patients with Parkinson’s disease using cells: Including stem cells, and fertilizer for brain cells. I discuss what has been tried to date and what is coming soon!!
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2022-05-10 Mini Brains In Motion The Maypole 20A Portugal Place, Cambridge, CB5 8AF, United Kingdom
10 May
Cambridge
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Mini Brains In Motion

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2022-05-09 Disentangling Dementia The Maypole 20A Portugal Place, Cambridge, CB5 8AF, United Kingdom
09 May
Cambridge
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Disentangling Dementia

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