Young people’s blood is being tested as a treatment for Parkinson’s

    54
    0
    SHARE
    Young people’s blood is being tested as a treatment for Parkinson’s
    Blood from young people may have proteins with rejuvenating powers

    Blood from young people may have proteins with rejuvenating powers

    Zoonar GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo

    By Alice Klein

    Blood from young adults is being trialled as a treatment for Parkinson’s disease by a firm that wants to use the therapy to target neurodegenerative conditions.

    Alkahest, a firm co-founded by Tony Wyss-Coray of Stanford University, California, has already tested blood-based treatments in people with Alzheimer’s disease. In the latest trial, 90 people with Parkinson’s – mostly in their 70s and 80s – will receive injections five days in a row, and then again three months later. Tests will determine whether the treatment improves their …

    Quarterly by Direct Debit

    Inclusive of applicable taxes (VAT)

    Read More

    Leave a Reply