With over three years of experience in the medical communications business, Catarina holds a BSc. in Biomedical Sciences and a MSc. in Neurosciences. Apart from writing, she has been involved in patient-oriented translational and clinical research.
A bioactive agent called baicalin prevented neurodegeneration of Parkinson’s disease in rats by protecting against oxidative stress and neuronal death, according to a recent study. The results, “Neuroprotective effect and ... Read more
Aspen Neuroscience, a new biotech company, has raised $6.5 million to develop cell therapies for Parkinson’s disease using patients’ own cells. The company was co-founded by renowned stem cell ... Read more
Second-hand smoke may have a neuroprotective effect, as exposure to this type of indoor pollutant seems to be associated with a decreased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, according to ... Read more
Tiny and traceable man-made crystals, known as quantum dots, may be useful in carrying toxins to select cells in the brain, allowing researchers to better understand Parkinson’s neurodegenerative processes ... Read more
Cooper concentrations are significantly affected in the blood serum of Parkinson’s patients, suggesting this metal metabolism could somewhat influence the mechanisms behind this neurodegenerative disorder, a study reports. The ... Read more
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