Author Archives: Marisa Wexler

Chia Seed Extract May Lower Inflammation in Brain, Study Finds

Compounds extracted from chia seeds could lower the inflammatory activity of brain immune cells, a study suggests. Although additional research is needed, these findings could have implications for patients with neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s. The study, “Neuroprotective effect from Salvia hispanica peptide fractions on…

Ultrasound-activated Neurons Used to Study Parkinson’s, Other Neurodegenerative Diseases

Using an engineered sound-sensitive protein, researchers have developed neurons that can be activated by ultrasound. This could be useful in studying, and even developing therapies for, neurological diseases, including Parkinson’s. The study, “Sonogenetic Modulation of Cellular Activities Using an Engineered Auditory-Sensing Protein,” was published in Nano Letters.

Zhittya Genesis Medicine’s Investigational Therapy for Parkinson’s to Enter Phase 1 Trials in Mexico

Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) has granted approval for the first in-human clinical trial of Zhittya Genesis Medicine‘s (ZGM)’s investigational therapy for Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s is characterized by the death of dopamine-producing neurons in the brain. A hypothesis that has gained traction in…

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