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13 Oct 2019

A pioneering clinical trial will investigate the use of cannabidiol (CBD) - a compound found in the cannabis plant - in people with Parkinson’s-related psychosis.

Parkinson’s UK, the largest charitable funder of Parkinson's research in Europe, is partnering with scientists at King’s College London and investing £1.2 million in the phase II clinical trial. 

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5 Aug 2019

“This is an exciting new approach that could rescue defective mitochondria inside neurons to prevent dysfunction and degeneration of dopamine-producing brain cells." - Richard Morphy, Drug Discovery Manager

1 Jul 2019

Parkinson’s UK have partnered with NRG Therapeutics to find a drug that could protect dopamine cells damaged by the condition

Charity Parkinson’s UK is partnering with NRG Therapeutics Ltd to discover and develop a potential drug that could safeguard dopamine cells that are damaged by Parkinson’s and slow down the progression of the condition.

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12 Mar 2019

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave a positive response to Neurolixis’ Investigational New Drug (IND) application for NLX-112. The FDA issued a ‘May Proceed’ notification for a Phase 2 clinical study in Parkinson’s disease patients with troublesome L-DOPA-induced dyskinesia (LID). Neurolixis has previously shown that NLX-112 exhibits robust anti-dyskinetic...

27 Feb 2019

Results from a pioneering clinical trials programme that delivered an experimental treatment directly to the brain offer hope that it may be possible to restore the cells damaged in Parkinson’s.

The multimillion-pound study, funded by Parkinson’s UK with support from The Cure Parkinson's Trust and in association with the North Bristol NHS Trust, aimed to investigate w...

31 Jan 2019

Parkinson’s UK has today announced that it is investing a further £1.5million to advance its exciting drug discovery programme to develop novel gene transcription modulators that could stop or slow the progression of Parkinson’s.

The pioneering programme was launched by the charity in March 2018 with Eurofins Selcia Drug Discovery conducting the work as their contract...

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