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Novel gene therapy for Parkinson’s disease clears safety hurdle

A closely-watched prototype therapy to inject corrective genes into the brain to treat Parkinson’s disease has cleared an important safety hurdle, doctors said Friday. Tested on 15 volunteers with an advanced form of the degenerative nerve disease, the technique proved safe and the results were encouraging, they said. The experiment…

‘Junk’ DNA clue boosts hope for Parkinson’s treatment

AFP – A flawed gene implicated in Parkinson’s disease lets proteins build up dangerously in key brain cells, according to a study on Sunday that throws open new paths for tackling the tragic disorder. Parkinson’s patients suffer from progressive stiffness, slowing of movement and problems in coordination resulting from the…

Stem cell implants boost monkeys with Parkinson’s

Monkeys suffering from Parkinson’s disease show a marked improvement when human embryonic stem cells are implanted in their brains, in what a Japanese researcher said Wednesday was a world first. A team of scientists transplanted the stem cells into four primates that were suffering from the debilitating disease. The monkeys all had violent shaking…

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