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Posted on 14/01/2016

What causes Parkinson’s disease?

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Did you know that Parkinson’s disease occurs when nerve cells die in the brain? This causes the chemical dopamine to decline and has many other effects. This talk discusses brain changes and possible symptoms. 

Professor Malcolm Horne is a senior member of the Neurodegeneration laboratory at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.

He also spends time as a consultant neurologist at St Vincent’s Hospital Fitzroy and is a Conjoint Professor, Centre for Neurosciences at the University of Melbourne.

Professor Horne’s clinical interests are in movement disorders, especially in Parkinson’s disease. His research interests relate to factors underlying the control of movement and in particular the biological basis underlying Parkinson’s disease.

Specifically, he has been studying how the nervous system repairs injured nerve cells and how these nerve cells are guided to their targets.

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Getting here

By Car:

Car parking, including disability parking, is available under the building with easy access to the auditorium/offices. ($12 for first 4 hours, $25 for more than 4 hours, $8 after 5pm).  We recommend you bring some gold coins to pay for your parking ticket. It is a pay and display system.

Street parking (also paid) is available but can be limited in this area.

By Public transport:

Tram 19, Stop 11 heading away from the city to the Kenneth Myer Building (opposite Royal Melbourne Hospital). Look for the Dr Dax cafe sign and you’ll know you’re there.

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