Dundee Parkinson's Research Campaign
We know that we are capable of taking leaps forward in our quest to develop new treatments for Parkinson’s disease but we need your help
A deep brain ultrasound treatment that can transform the quality of life for people with uncontrollable tremors has been made available in Scotland for the first time following a University of Dundee fundraising campaign. Generous donors helped to provide more than £2 million to allow the purchase of Magnetic Resonance-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) technology, which uses sound waves to help destroy tissue that can prompt unwanted movements in people who experience essential tremor. Initial research suggests it may also have a role in treating the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
You can support the Dundee Parkinson’s Campaign by making a donation online. You can also extend your support by setting up a monthly, quarterly or annual Direct Debit online (ensuring you select "Parkinson’s Campaign" from the drop-down menu).
Thank you to our 30 Days Challenge fundraisers and donors who raised over £39,500, a fantastic achievement! Funds raised will allow our dedicated Parkinson’s research scientists to purchase state-of-the-art technology to help understand the disease in all its complexity. Our world-renowned experts are passionate and determined about improving treatments and outcomes for people living with Parkinson’s. Thank you to all who took part to help the University of Dundee solve the Parkinson's puzzle.
We want to make Dundee the global centre for Parkinson’s research. Large parts of the puzzle – respected experts, state-of-the-art facilities, established links with charitable foundations and pharma – are already in place. But while we have made significant steps, we know that we are capable of taking leaps forward in our quest to develop new treatments for Parkinson’s disease.
But for that to happen we need your help. Parkinson’s has not given up its secrets easily, but our experts have a proven track record of success in making breakthroughs that could lead to even bigger discoveries. We have the people, the commitment and the determination to make a difference, but we need to keep attracting the brightest minds and purchasing the latest technology if we do not want to waste this potential.
Our team work with people living with Parkinson’s every day. They inspire us and motivate us to do what we do. But we want to do more, and that is why we turn to you. Together we have the potential to transform lives now and for years to come.
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Dozens of dedicated fundraisers have smashed a fundraising target to support Parkinson’s research at the University of Dundee.
A deep brain ultrasound treatment that can transform the quality of life for people with uncontrollable tremors has been made available in Scotland for the first time following a University of Dundee fundraising campaign.
Lorraine Kelly has a sent a video message in support of all those taking part in the 30 Days Challenge campaign to fund life-saving research into Parkinson’s disease