What causes Parkinson's disease?

Parkinson's is due to the accumulation of alpha synuclein and Lewy Bodies in and outside the brain. This causes multiple effects in and outside the brain, the most widely recongised being damage to dopamine producing cells in the basal ganglia.

What Parkinson's disease research is being done at UQCCR?

Trials investigating the causes of the disease and investigating novel and repurposed treatments.