9 Apr 2021

Looking at environmental factors in Parkinson's disease onset

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:17 pm on 9 April 2021

We've been focussing on Parkinson's this week after Andy McDowell, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2009 and now does amazing advocacy work, joined us on Wednesday.

Yesterday, the director of The New Zealand Brain Research Institute, Dr Michael MacAskill, told us about some of the latest research.

The Institute's Dr Toni Pitcher is particularly interested in the epidemiology of Parkinson's, both in global terms and also identifying New Zealand-specific trends.

She talks to Jesse about environmental exposure as an aspect of how the disease can develop. 

close-up of the doctor hand pointing to the brain CT

Photo: 123RF

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