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Jun 4, 2019

World-first pill may stop Parkinson’s

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

A new therapy that appears to stop Parkinson’s disease “in its tracks” will begin phase-one clinical trials in humans next year.

The therapy, developed by researchers at the University of Queensland – and partly under-written by the Michael J Fox Foundation – is a world first because it stops the death of brain cells in Parkinson’s sufferers rather than managing symptoms.

If human trials echo the stunning results in animal testing, the inflammation of the brain that causes so much of the progressive damage in Parkinson’s disease (PD) could be halted by taking a single pill each day.

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  • John Myers on June 4, 2019 10:20 am

    I noticed nothing different about my walk. It was difficult getting up from‘ a chair and getting out of a car. I was diagnosed a year later ‚it was the onset of tremors starting in my right hand that caused my other symptoms to be recognized as Parkinson’s.. I am now 59. With the new herbal medicine i purchase from totalcureherbsfoundationn.c om was my only way to get rid of my PD,the herbal formula effectively reverse my condition and alleviate all symptoms.

  • Patrick Finnegan on June 14, 2019 5:19 pm

    first yr dx in Jan take no meds on an excorcise
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