We are excited to be able to announce one of our newest projects which is looking at whether our dogs can detect early stage Parkinson’s disease. We are working with Manchester University to conduct a two year study, funded by Parkinson’s UK and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research during which dogs will test skin swabs for Parkinson’s.

As there is currently no definitive test for Parkinson’s, we hope that this research will be able to help detect this disease earlier. Our CEO, Dr Claire Guest, has said the following: “Parkinson’s is a pernicious condition and to be able to extend the quality of life for those affected would be a highly significant step forward.”

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