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2011-06-09 15:09:04

Published in inaugural issue of the Journal of Parkinson's Disease Few treatments for Parkinson's disease (PD) restore function for extended periods. In a new study published today in the inaugural issue issue of the Journal of Parkinson's Disease, an international group of researchers report that platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB) restored function in rodents and shows promise as a clinical candidate drug for treatment of PD. Parkinson's disease is the second most common...

2011-06-09 08:30:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --Interim efficacy and safety results from a long-term, 54-week, Phase III open-label study of Abbott's investigational treatment for advanced Parkinson's disease showed that patients treated with levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel (LCIG) for 12 weeks reported a decrease in "off" time and an increase in "on" time without troublesome dyskinesias. The results were reported at the International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement...

2011-06-08 13:45:00

FORT LEE, N.J., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurologix, Inc. (OTCBB: NRGX) announced today several new results from the Company's successful Phase 2 clinical trial for its novel, investigational gene therapy NLX-P101 for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD) as part of a comprehensive presentation of study findings to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee (RAC). Recently completed analysis of new data showed patients treated with NLX-P101 had...

2011-05-26 07:05:00

FORT LEE, N.J., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurologix, Inc. (OTCBB: NRGX) announced the presentation today of efficacy results through one year of follow-up in patients treated as part of the Company's successful Phase 2 clinical trial for its novel, investigational gene therapy NLX-P101 for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD). Improvements in the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) at 12 months for the randomized, double-blind, sham surgery-controlled trial of 45...

2011-05-23 01:00:00

OXFORD, England, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Six-Month Data From Third Cohort Presented at ASGCT 14th Annual Meeting - - Highest Efficacy Results to Date With 43% Average Motor Function Improvement - Oxford BioMedica plc ("Oxford BioMedica" or "the Company") (LSE: OXB), a leading gene therapy company, announces that new data from the on-going Phase I/II trial of ProSavin(R) for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD) were presented at the American Society of...

2011-04-26 08:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS and MINNEAPOLIS, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today announced they have entered into a collaboration to research and develop a new approach to treating Parkinson's disease that involves delivering a potential new medicine to the brain using an implantable drug delivery system. The goal of the collaboration is to develop a therapeutic approach for Parkinson's disease that combines the strengths of Lilly's...

2011-03-17 12:34:36

A first-of-its-kind study of gene therapy in the treatment of Parkinson's disease determined that half of all patients who received the treatment had "clinically meaningful improvements" of their symptoms within six months of surgery. "The study demonstrates that the promise of gene therapy for neurodegenerative disorders has become a reality," says study lead author and co-principal investigator Peter LeWitt, M.D., director of movement disorders at Henry Ford Health System. The new study is...

2011-03-16 17:30:00

DETROIT, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A first-of-its-kind study of gene therapy in the treatment of Parkinson's disease determined that half of all patients who received the treatment had "clinically meaningful improvements" of their symptoms within six months of surgery. "The study demonstrates that the promise of gene therapy for neurodegenerative disorders has become a reality," says study lead author and co-principal investigator Peter LeWitt, M.D., director of movement disorders at...

2011-03-16 17:30:00

FORT LEE, N.J., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurologix, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NRGX), announced today that the results of the Company's Phase 2 clinical trial for its novel, investigational gene therapy NLX-P101 for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD) were published in an online-first edition of The Lancet Neurology. The randomized, double-blind, sham surgery-controlled trial of 45 subjects with advanced PD met its primary outcome measurement for efficacy and demonstrated that...

2011-03-09 12:59:00

NESS ZIONA, Israel, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroDerm, Ltd. announced today the enrollment of the first group of patients in its Phase I/II clinical trial of ND0611, a new patch for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. ND0611, a proprietary carbidopa liquid formula administered via a dermal patch, is designed to increase the bioavailability and efficacy of orally- administered levodopa and thus improve treatment of Parkinson's disease. In pre-clinical studies, plasma...


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