PD Active Forum: The Hope and Hype of Gut Microbiota and PD
Topic: Going with the Gut - The Hope and Hype of Gut Microbiota and PD
The human gastrointestinal system is lined with bacteria and other organisms, collectively the microbiota, that may have a significant impact on our health. In particular, recent investigations suggest that the microbiota may play a large role in Parkinson’s disease, either through worsening symptoms, impairing Medic*tion effect, or perhaps causing disease or speeding progression.
Dr. Ethan Brown, a neurologist affiliated with UCSF Medical Center, will give an overview of what we know about the relationship between Parkinson’s disease and the gut microbiota, the limitations of experiments thus far, and future studies -- including an upcoming clinical trial at UCSF that may shed significant light on this complex relationship.
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BFUU's Fellowship Hall is located at 1924 Cedar St (at Bonita Ave) in Berkeley.
Berkeley Unitarian Fellowship Hall
• By Car: There is plenty of free on-street parking near the Fellowship.
2 hour parking is enforced on weekdays, 9 am - 7 pm
From I-80 take the University Ave. exit.
Go east (toward the hills) on University.
Turn left on Martin Luther King (MLK).
2 traffic lights to Cedar. Turn right on Cedar St.
1 block east of Martin Luther King, at Bonita Ave.
• By Public Transportation: BFUU is a few minute walk (.8 miles) from the Downtown Berkeley and North Berkeley BART stations.
BFUU is a very short walk from AC Transit Bus Lines 7, 18 & 25, all of which depart from the Downtown Berkeley BART.
From the North Berkeley BART:
Go north on Sacramento to Virginia and turn right onto Virginia.
Head east on Virginia one block past Martin Luther King, to Bonita and turn left.
BFUU is at the end of the block, at the corner of Cedar and Bonita.
Station Area Map
From the Downtown Berkeley BART:
Go north on Shattuck, six blocks past University and turn left on Cedar St.
BFUU is three blocks west of Shattuck on Cedar, at the corner of Cedar and Bonita.