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New growth factor indicates possible regenerative effects in Parkinson’s disease

Science Today reports that researchers at Lund University and Karolinska Institutet have, in a first-in-human clinical study with twelve participating patients, applied a growth factor to the brain with the hope of preserving dopaminergic cells and fibres. The growth factor, PDGF (platelet-derived growth factor), has previously demonstrated, in studies in animals with Parkinson-like symptoms, reparative…

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SHARE: Clinical Trials Register

 There is now an exciting new project called The Scottish Health Research Register (SHARE) which will establish a database of people who are willing to participate in research, and aims to build up one million registered users within the next five years. You can register via their web page – just click on the link…

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