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Category Archives: Parkinson’s Treatment

Forced exercise: cycling in the treatment of Parkinsons …

Posted: December 3, 2017 at 9:44 pm

I dont have Parkinsons when Im on my bike, says Larry Smith. Apparently even advanced Parkinsons patients can cycle. The bike gives Larry independence and makes him feel good Continue reading

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Brain chemical lost in Parkinson’s may contribute to its own demise – Science News Magazine

Posted: September 7, 2017 at 5:47 pm

The brain chemical missing in Parkinsons disease may have a hand in its own death. Continue reading

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Parkinson’s disease cure: THIS common drug could slow progression of condition – Express.co.uk

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Researchers have found evidence that an antidepressant drug could slow progression of Parkinsons disease. A study by Michigan State University discovered that a drug – nortriptyline – can stop the growth of abnormal proteins that can build up in the brain Continue reading

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Sumitomo Dainippon Seeks Japanese Approval for Trerief to Treat Parkinsonism in Dementia Patients – Parkinson’s News Today

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Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma has asked Japanese authorities to approve itsTrerief (zonisamide) as a new therapy for parkinsonismin dementia patients with Lewy bodies, the company announced in a press release. Trerief went on sale in Japan in March 2009 as a treatment for Parkinsonspatients who saw insufficient results with levodopa and other Parkinsons-specific drugs Continue reading

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Top stories: Why Costa Rica’s crocodiles are changing sex and an … – Science Magazine

Posted: September 5, 2017 at 9:42 pm

(Left to right): Heidi and Hans-Juergen Koch/Minden Pictures; Zephyr/Science Source; Robert Blanken By Giorgia GuglielmiSep. 1, 2017 , 3:05 PM Something is changing the sex of Costa Rican crocodiles After probing and peering at the genitalia of nearly 500 crocodiles in Palo Verde, Costa Rica, a team of ecologists found something odd: The sex ratio was way out of whack, with males outnumbering females four to one among hatchling crocs. The researcherslater discovered that the animals tissues are tainted with a synthetic hormone that may be causing them to switch sex Continue reading

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Parkinson’s symptoms reversed in monkeys by groundbreaking new treatment – The Independent

Posted: September 3, 2017 at 8:46 am

A treatment that could reverse some of the main symptoms of Parkinsons disease potentially enabling patients to recover enough control of their movements to play tennis is set to be trialled in humans for the first time. In what was described as a major leap forward, scientists in Japan managed to significantly improve the condition of monkeys given an artificially induced version of the disease Continue reading

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An Advance in Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease | American Council … – American Council on Science and Health

Posted: September 1, 2017 at 6:49 pm

Parkinsons disease can be very visible; one need only think of Mohammed Ali or Michael J Fox. But in terms of commanding our medical and economic attention is seems to be more of an orphan disease. Continue reading

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UPDATE: Acorda Therapeutics shares crater 26% premarket after FDA rejects application for Parkinson’s treatment – MarketWatch

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Collaboration announced for development of Parkinson’s treatment – EPM Magazine

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A collaboration has been announced between AstraZeneca and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company for the development and commercialisation of an alpha-synuclein antibody, MEDI1341, as a potential treatment for Parkinsons disease. Today there are no medicines that can slow or halt the degenerative progress of Parkinson’s disease so this remains a large area of unmet medical need, emphasized Mene Pangalos, executive vice president, Innovative Medicines & Early Development Biotech Unit and Global Business Development at AstraZeneca. Takeda has an excellent track record in neuroscience research and we are excited to be working together. Continue reading

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Titan to Start Phase 1/2 Study of Subdermal Implant to Deliver Requip to Parkinson’s Patients – Parkinson’s News Today

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given a green light to Titan Pharmaceuticals to begin a first-in-human clinical trial testing an implant that provides continuous release of ropinirole to treatParkinsons signs and symptoms. In the open-labelPhase 1/2 trial (NCT03250117), which is nowrecruiting, roughly 20 Parkinsons disease patients taking levodopa along with oral ropinirole (marketed as Requip) will be switched to the subdermal, or under the skin, implant for three months. Continue reading

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