Parkinson’s disease

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Drug Repurposing Yields Hope for Reversing Effects of Parkinson’s

Preliminary findings from a small-scale study done by Georgetown University Medical Center researches indicate that a medication approved to treat leukemia may halt or reverse the progression of Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia.

Dr. Moussa states that their work “has been focused on repositioning this already-FDA-approved drug, that we now have a good safety profile to […]

Two anti-malaria drugs could be potential treatment for Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease currently affects about 10 million people worldwide, with no cure or treatment. Thanks to an international team of scientists, including Professor Kwang-Soo Kim in the US and Associate Professor Yoon Ho Sup in Singapore, this may change. The team identified two anti-malaria drugs, Chloroquine and Armodiaquine as a potential treatment. The drugs activate Nurr1, a class of […]