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FDA Approves Nourianz (istradefylline) as an Add-On Drug to Treat Off Episodes in Adults with Parkinson’s Disease

FDA Approves Nourianz (istradefylline) as an Add-On Drug to Treat Off Episodes in Adults with Parkinson’s Disease Print this page TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– August 28, 2019 — Kyowa Kirin Co., Ltd., (Kyowa Kirin, TYO: 4151) announces today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for Nourianz (istradefylline) for use as adjunctive treatment… Read More »

In Hawaii, Rat Lungworm Disease Infects People but Eludes Researchers

A tropical parasite transmitted through rats and snails has caught the attention of health officials in Hawaii. But few scientists have studied the infection once it makes its way into humans, and researchers can’t say for certain whether the disease is becoming more widespread. The parasite, Angiostrongylus cantonensis, typically resides in a rat’s pulmonary arteries… Read More »

Protein-linked sugars are crucial for the uptake of proteins linked to Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that affects more than 6 million people worldwide, is caused by the buildup of alpha-synuclein proteins in the brain. The biological function of alpha-synuclein is still not well understood, but because of its role in neurodegenerative diseases, researchers are actively studying this protein to understand the mechanisms of the disease… Read More »