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Peptron, NIH Establish Agreement to Develop SR-Exenatide for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Apr 27, 2018 07:00 am | Carolina Henriques

 

Peptron SR-exenatidePeptron recently obtained an exclusive worldwide license of intellectual property from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), a National Institutes of Health (NIH) center, covering the delivery and use of sustained-release (SR) exenatide in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. The intellectual property was developed as part of a cooperative research and development […]

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Intense Exercise Helps Early Parkinson’s Patients Retain Motor Skills, Phase 2 Trial Shows

Apr 27, 2018 07:00 am | Ana Pena

 

exerciseHigh-intensity exercise is not only safe and feasible, but it can also delay disease progression in early stage Parkinson’s patients, results of a Phase 2 trial report. The study, “Effect of High-Intensity Treadmill Exercise on Motor Symptoms in Patients With De Novo Parkinson Disease,” was published in the journal JAMA Neurology. SPARX, or a Study […]

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Most Parkinson’s Patients Show Non-movement Symptoms Like Depression, Sleep Problems, Survey Finds

Apr 26, 2018 10:15 am | Patricia Inacio, PhD

 

non-movement symptomsNearly all Parkinson’s disease patients experience non-movement symptoms, such as sleep disturbances or depression, which affect their quality of life as much as movement-related symptoms, according to an online survey of 700 participants, nearly 600 of whom completed it in full. Patients’ caregivers are those most likely to detect non-movement manifestations of the disease. These are […]

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