Advancing treatments and research through partnerships that empower
To further public understanding of regenerative medicine, EuroStemCell has published lay summaries for all articles from the latest Regenerative Medicine special focus issue.
EuroStemCell have launched a digital platform to accompany the publication of the Regenerative Medicine two-part Special Focus Issue entitled “Regenerative Medicine in Society: Interdisciplinary Perspectives”. The platform presents lay summaries of each article in the issue which are freely available to all in order to engage and educate non-experts on the key issues surrounding regenerative medicine.
You can now read the lay summary for the article entitled 'Adventures with Parkinson's: empowering Parkinson's patients to become active partners in research and treatment' from Alison Williams, Ken Bowler & Bill Wright .
Members of the Edinburgh Branch of Parkinson’s UK are challenging the common cultural perspective that medical care is simply given to patients by doctors. Instead, they have found that promoting events and interactions between researchers, medical professionals and people with Parkinson’s disease has led to active partnerships that improve treatment, impact research and empower individuals. Building these new relationships and taking an active approach to one’s own wellbeing benefits everyone involved and enriches society as a whole.
What questions & challenges are raised? What insight and direction does this give for research policies? To find out, read the full lay summary on the EuroStemCell website here:
The full original article can be accessed here:
 Adventures with Parkinson's: empowering Parkinson's patients to become active partners in research and treatment. Regen. Med. 12(7), 737–742 (2017)..