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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…

There Is A Need For A Parkinson’s Disease Organization

According to a recent survey, there is a need for a Parkinson’s disease organization that is committed to and focused on a grassroots voice and the consolidation of resources. In response to this, “Parkinson’s People for Awareness & Unity,” an Indiegogo campaign, was recently created to raise money…

Xadago To Be Launched in Germany for Parkinson’s Disease

Italian pharmaceutical company Zambon S.p.A. and Newron Pharmaceuticals S.p.A. have announced plans to launch Xadago, a drug therapy for mid- to late-stage Parkinson’s disease, in Germany. The release of the treatment is the result of a partnership between the two companies, and Germany will become the first country to commercialize the drug. “The launch of…

Amarantus’ Lead Product For Parkinson’s Disease Receives Notice of Allowance from Patent Office

Amarantus BioScience Holdings, a biotechnology company developing diagnostic and therapeutic products to address neurological disorders and orphan conditions, recently announced it has received a Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a United States Patent Application entitled, “Pharmacological Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease.” The patent will address intellectual property protection for eltoprazine, Amarantus’s lead…

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