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Doctors test new Parkinson treatment

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers are leading the second arm of a trial, now recruiting participants, that will use gene therapy to assist in the easing of tremors and mobility symptoms in Parkinson’s disease patients. The therapy’s goal is to prolong the efficacy of levodopa, a drug used …

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Pioneering Neuroprotective Results Achieved in Parkinson’s Disease Preclinical Studies

Pioneering Neuroprotective Results Achieved in Parkinson’s Disease Preclinical Studies Allows immune system to repair brain damage; results reported in Journal of Neuroscience A team of scientists at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and Longevity Biotech, Inc. demonstrated that neuroprotection could be attained in preclinical models by a novel …

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New Study Identifies Class of Drugs That Removes Abnormal Proteins in Brain and Improves Memory in Mice

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A study by Columbia University Medical Center partially funded by CurePSP, the leading nonprofit advocacy organization focused on prime of life neurodegenerative diseases, has identified a class of drugs that leads to the removal of abnormal proteins from the brain in mouse models, thereby improving memory. With further …

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Reduces risk of kidney stones

The promise: Increase your caffeine intake and you’ll decrease your chances of getting painful kidney stones. The proof: A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2014 revealed that people who drink caffeine-containing beverages have a lower risk of incident kidney stones. “Caffeine does make you pee …

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