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Parkinson's patient on animal research


A controversial biomedical sciences animal research centre has been opened by Oxford University.

Construction began five years ago but building work halted for more than a year when the contractors pulled out, citing intimidation from animal rights groups.

But other groups have supported the medical research work that will be done at the centre.

Mike Robins has Parkinson's disease. The tremors it causes are controlled by an implant in his brain. He spoke to the BBC's Fergus Walsh about his support for the research into his condition.


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