Yedida Y Bogachkov PhD,  —

Yedida Y. Bogachkov is a science writer for BioNews. She holds a PhD in cellular and molecular pharmacology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to joining BioNews, she was conducting scientific research analyzing cancer genomics. She’s a Chicago native and hasn’t moved out of her hometown. Yes, she actually likes snow and enjoys having all four seasons. Yedida likes being out in nature, and in her free time, she can be found outside enjoying the fresh air or baking (inside). She is, unsuccessfully, trying to persuade the rest of her family to enjoy hiking. Yedida is excited to bring her passion for science and her desire to help people to BioNews.

Articles by Yedida Y Bogachkov PhD

STAR Compounds Show Potential to Treat GBA1-linked Parkinson’s

Gain Therapeutics announced that preclinical studies with two of its compounds, GT-02287 and GT-02329, showed they could reduce the alpha-synuclein aggregates that characterize Parkinson’s and increase glucocerebrosidase protein levels in cell models of Parkinson’s and Gaucher disease. GT-02287 and GT-02329 are known as STARs, which stands for structurally targeted…

2 Northwestern Researchers Awarded $17.9M in ASAP Grants

Scientists from Northwestern University will use two grants — totaling $17.9 million — from the Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) initiative to study alterations in the brain that contribute to the development of Parkinson’s disease. Their research focuses on brain circuits, the specific populations of interconnected brain cells…

$1.1M NIH Grant Will Further AI-powered Research Analysis

A team of scientists from the University of Florida (UF) will use a $1.1 million grant to further their work on the use of artificial intelligence- or AI-powered medical research for predicting and diagnosing Parkinson’s disease while maintaining patient privacy. This grant, from the National Institutes for Health (NIH),…

FDA Approval Sought to Begin Phase 2 Trial of KM-819

FAScinate Therapeutics has submitted an investigational new drug (IND) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate a Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating KM-819 as a potential therapy for Parkinson’s disease, the company announced in a press release. Parkinson’s disease is characterized by the death and dysfunction…

Mutation Affecting Myelin Protein May Raise Parkinson’s Risk

A specific genetic variant, or mutation, that is associated with an increased risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may also raise a person’s risk of Parkinson’s disease, a study reported. Shared features of both these neurodegenerative disorders include causative processes and “genetic backgrounds,” the researchers noted, suggesting that a mutation affecting…

JUBIwatch Device Targets Medication Adherence

Jubilee BioTech has developed JUBIwatch, a new device intended to improve patients’ medication adherence — taking medicines at the right time with the right dose. Under development by the startup South Korean company for the past two years, JUBIwatch is a smart watch and medication management platform that uses microneedles…

FDA OKs Phase 2 Trial of Oral NE3107 in Easing Inflammation

The launch of a Phase 2 trial into the safety and early efficacy of oral NE3107 in treating Parkinson’s disease patients with motor fluctuations while on levodopa was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), BioVie, the therapy’s developer, announced. BioVie plans to initiate patient enrollment for the trial,…