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HIH News

Helping patients directly: Daily life and the future of Parkinson research

In Germany, there are more than 300,000 people suffering from Parkinson’s disease, and the numbers are growing. The World Parkinson’s Day on April 11 raises awareness for research and new developments in the neurodegenerative disease.

In an interview with the Hertie Foundation, Prof. Dr. Thomas Gasser talks about the disease, its early detection and achievements that he can observe in his patients. “The results are sometimes spectacular and for me as a doctor really fulfilling. Even if it’s only little things that I can do to help my patients, I find it really rewarding”, says Gasser.   

Read the full interview (in German only)


 Copyright: Ingo Rappers / HIH