"You need a control group, a placebo group"
Why do I need a placebo group ? These mice have been used in previous placebo tests too. If some of the researchers could pass me their data on the placebo group, I only need to focus on the control group.
There are some interesting things that I could test. One of them is astaxanthin, which is known for its strong neuroprotective properties. At the same time it is a beta-carotenoid and I know from this paper that beta-carotenoid inhibits alpha-synuclein fibrils and could therefore be beneficial for PD: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17169566
Many other things could also be tested, even things that have been shown not to be neuroprotective. For example, suppose coenzyme Q10 which was not shown to be neuroprotective for humans. I know my father has a mutation in his GBA gene that increases his odds of getting PD with a factor 7. So I could test CoQ10 on mice with the same mutation and verify whether it could be neuroprotective for the mutation my father has or not. I truely believe the clinical tests done so far have been done badly. Patients have not been splitted according to their type of PD. Therefore, I am very convinced that many substances that have been rejected as neuroprotective could still be neuroprotective if given to the right population of PD patients. And this is what I want to find out.
Now, there is the problem that I am probably not allowed to do this research at my home. But I just got the idea to contact the university where I used to study and try to convince one of the professors to get into this research and I will fund the mice needed as well as the substances that I want to test. I will get the results I want, and they will get information based on which they can publish extra scientific papers.