Around 127,000 people in Britain are afflicted by the incurable condition of Parkinson's Disease. On average it strikes 1 person in every 500, and can leave people struggling to walk, sleep or speak.
Now, researchers at the University of Oxford have been awarded a grant of six million pounds. The scientists at the Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre will use the money to find new drugs which will slow or even stop the progress of Parkinson's.
As Nia Mason reports Oxford is leading research into a disease which has ten million sufferers across the world.
If you or someone you know has been affected by Parkinson's Disease you can find out more from Parkinson's UK research.