Stem cell funding for Parkinson’s Disease

The Parkinson?s Disease Society (PD) has announced funding of ?170k to the University of Bristol for research into how to make stem cells produce dopamine and live longer after they have been transplanted into animals. – The Parkinson’s Disease Society (PD) has announced funding of ?170k to the University of Bristol for research into how to make stem cells produce dopamine and live longer after they have been transplanted into animals.

Parkinson’s disease risk reduced with high blood pressure drugs

People taking a widely used group of drugs known as calcium channel blockers to treat high blood pressure also appear to be cutting their risk of Parkinson’s disease, according to a study published in the February 6, 2008, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. – Parkinson’s disease risk is reduced in people taking drugs known as calcium channel blockers to treat high blood pressure, revealed by researchers in US.