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Amarantus Announces First Clinical Trial Site and Patient Enrollment in Phase 2b Study for Eltoprazine in Parkinson’s Disease Levodopa-Induced Dyskinesia

Amarantus BioScience Holdings, Inc, a company that develops diagnostics and treatments for syndromes in the fields of neurology, psychiatry, ophthalmology and regenerative medicine, recently announced the opening of the first clinical site in its Phase 2b trial that will assess the efficacy of eltoprazine in treating patients with Parkinson’s…

Cynapsus’ Parkinson’s Off-Episodes Therapy Granted US Patent

Cynapsus Therapeutics Inc. (CTH) has been granted an additional patent for its sublingual apomorphine portfolio by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Cynapsus focuses on developing a therapeutic option to address the off-episodes in patients with Parkinson’s disease called APL-130277, and the new patent is owned solely by the company. Cynpasus received…

The National Parkinson Foundation Works To Remove Barriers To Parkinson’s Telemedicine

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) recently announced that an ongoing national research project comparing telemedicine-based healthcare provided by a Parkinson’s disease center to community-based care has achieved its target of enrolling 200 participants. The 200 enrollees suffering from Parkinson’s disease will be randomly assigned to receive either their usual care or to continue treatment plus meet a Parkinson’s expert…

International Stem Cell Corp (ISCO) Uses Revolutionary Technology To Boost Regenerative Medicine

According to the Mayo Clinic, current treatments are often unable to address the medical needs of Parkinson’s patients, since clinicians only have access to drugs or devices that manage symptoms. Nevertheless, several developments in immunology, cell biology and other fields have advanced the potential for regenerative medicine to make an impact on treating Parkinson’s disease patients in…

NeuroDerm to Discuss Parkinson’s Therapy at Upcoming Conference

The CEO of NeuroDerm Ltd. has been invited to discuss the company’s achievements at the Jefferies 2015 Healthcare Conference, taking place next month in New York. Oded S. Lieberman, PhD, will present a corporate overview of the company, as well as novel treatments being developed by NeuroDerm for the treatment of moderate to severe Parkinson’s disease. The…

New Discovery Measures Parkinson’s Progression Using MRI

Researchers from the University of Florida have uncovered a biomarker that reveals the progression of Parkinson’s disease in the brain. This finding opens a new path toward improved diagnosis and treatment of the degenerative disease. The interdisciplinary research team compared brain images of Parkinson’s patients with images belonging to a control group for…

Amarantus Announces Positive Data on MANF Distribution in Pig Model of Parkinson’s Disease

Amarantus BioScience Holdings (AMBS), a company developing treatments and diagnostics for diseases in the areas of neurology, psychiatry, ophthalmology and regenerative medicine, recently announced that it has completed research in which mesencephalic-astrocyte-derived neurotrophic factor (MANF) was administered to the substantial nigra and the putamen of pigs by convection-enhanced…

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