Picking Apart Parkinson's | April 10, 2006 Issue - Vol. 84 Issue 15 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 84 Issue 15 | pp. 55-59
Issue Date: April 10, 2006

Picking Apart Parkinson's

Researchers are seeking earlier detection and method to slow progression of disabling disease
Department: Science & Technology

Investigators spoke with enthusiasm about advances in Parkinson's research during a recent conference, but the origins of the neurodegenerative disease and the means to stop it remain maddeningly elusive.

"Doctors and patients alike are growing frustrated with the current slow pace of bringing new therapies to market," said actor Michael J. Fox during the opening ceremony of the first World Parkinson Congress. Although funding hikes have increased research activity, they haven't yet unearthed . . .

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