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Gene Therapy Found to Prevent Parkinson’s Disease in Rats

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System in Pennsylvania recently revealed that a gene therapy strategy targeting a key protein in Parkinson’s disease pathology – alpha-synuclein – can prevent disease development in a rat model. The study is entitled “…

Astrocytes Play a Role in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, discovered that specific cells in the brain called astrocytes develop an exaggerated reaction to inflammation in the context of neurodegenerative diseases. The study was recently published in The Journal of Neuroscience and is entitled “Astrocytes Are Primed by…

Melior Discovery Receives Patent Approval For Parkinson’s Disease Candidate

Melior Discovery, Inc. has recently announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USTPO) granted the company a patent for MLR-1019, its Parkinson’s disease candidate. The patent includes the utilization of this therapeutic to address treatment for dyskinesia linked with L-DOPA therapy in Parkinson’s disease. “This recent patent award will…

Senior Helpers Announce Exclusive Sponsorship Of The Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson’s Research

Senior Helpers, one of the largest home senior care companies in the United States, recently announced it has been named the exclusive sponsor of online resources for caregiving for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. The Michael J. Fox Foundation is a nonprofit organization and a leading funder of Parkinson’s disease research throughout the world, committed…

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…