Repurposing Drugs

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Have you heard the latest? Oxford University have developed a unique way to identify existing drugs that could potentially be repurposed for treating Parkinson’s by putting together the cutting-edge stem cell technologies and computational biology. This research was published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics, and uses a stem cell technique to change a small piece of skin from those with Parkinson’s into dopamine-producing brain cells which is identical to those that are lost in Parkinson’s. The patterns of gene activity in these Parkinson’s brain cells were studied and compared to those observed in the same brain …read more

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