FDA Approves Inbrija™ (levodopa inhalation powder) Parkinson’s disease

FDA Approves Inbrija™ (levodopa inhalation powder) December 22, 2018 Acorda Therapeutics announced the FDA approval of INBRIJA™ (levodopa inhalation powder) for the treatment of OFF periods in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) taking carbidopa/levodopa. INBRIJA™ is expected to be available by prescription in the first quarter of 2019, to be distributed through a network of specialty […]

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FDA Approves Focused Ultrasound for Tremor-predominant Parkinson’s disease

FDA approves focused ultrasound for tremor-predominant Parkinson’s disease December 19, 2018 Tremor-predominant Parkinson’s disease (PD) joins Essential tremor (ET) as an FDA-approved indication for the use of Focused ultrasound. Focused ultrasound is a technology in which beams of ultrasound waves are focused on a designated target thereby concentrating enough energy to create a small lesion. […]

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INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE AND MOVEMENT DISORDERS® – Parkinson’s Disease Updates

INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE AND MOVEMENT DISORDERS® – Parkinson’s Disease Updates

The International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders is taking place this week (Oct 5-9) in Hong Kong. This is an annual meeting of Movement Disorders scientists and physicians from around the world.

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APDA-funded Brigham and Women’s Hospital explores the genetic variants associated with Parkinson’s disease and other conditions

APDA-funded Brigham and Women’s Hospital explores the genetic variants associated with Parkinson’s disease and other neuropsychiatric conditions

In classic biochemistry, ribonucleic acid (RNA) was thought to be a simple middle man between our genome and our proteins. Recently, however, it has become clear that RNA exists in multiple forms and plays a myriad of roles, including regulating protein production, regulating genome activity, and sensing environment. In fact, only a very small portion of DNA gets transcribed into RNA that creates protein. A much large portion gets transcribed into RNA that has various other functions.

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