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Acorda bags PhIII Parkinson's drug in $363M Biotie buyout

Acorda Therapeutics has swooped in to buy Finland's Biotie for $363 million in cash, snagging a Phase III Parkinson's drug that is being lined up to follow its leading experimental drugs into the neurology market.

Imperial team targets a key culprit involved in Parkinson's

One of the last measures of defense used against Parkinson's is deep brain stimulation aimed at amping up nerve cells in the brain. But the treatment method is imprecise and has an erratic and often limited impact on patients. Now researchers say they were able to target a particular set of brain cells with a new therapy that demonstrated real promise for eventually treating Parkinson's.

NYU Langone team spotlights new antibodies for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

With the Alzheimer's Association International Conference underway in Washington, DC, there's been a big focus on the late-stage pipeline. But scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center were focused on new animal data that they say supports work on a new group of antibodies that can tackle two of the chief culprits behind the brain-damaging disease.

Resurgent Newron hauls in $25.5M for its CNS pipeline

Two months removed from winning European approval for its lead drug, Italian biotech Newron Pharmaceuticals has raised $25.5 million to jump-start its pipeline assets, pushing forward with a stable of CNS candidates.

Medtronic touts the first neurostimulator to get approval for use during full-body MRI scan

European patients using certain models of Medtronic's Activa line of Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy neurostimulators can receive a full-body MRI scan while continuing to receive therapy, the company announced.

Skin test could vastly simplify diagnosis of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

Researchers have discovered that a skin sample taken from behind the ear of patients with either Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease had levels of the protein tau 7 times higher than those without the condition. Those with Parkinson's showed levels of alpha-synuclein protein that were 8 times higher than those in the control group.

Skin test could vastly simplify diagnosis of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

Researchers have discovered that a skin sample taken from behind the ear of patients with either Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease had levels of the protein tau 7 times higher than those without the condition. Those with Parkinson's showed levels of alpha-synuclein protein that were 8 times higher than those in the control group.

Device for remote, autonomous Parkinson's management being tested in Europe

Portuguese researchers are developing and testing a smart, portable system to manage Parkinson's disease in real time. The so-called Rempark system has been tested on more than 50 volunteers from Spain, Italy, Ireland and Israel, reports Medical Xpress. Unlike previous studies, these outpatients lived at home and used the device in real-world conditions.

Sanofi, Roche and Lilly help bankroll a $20M round for Parkinson's player LTI

Kees Been has banked the $20 million round needed to move a bold new development program for delaying or preventing Parkinson's toward the clinic. And the veteran biotech CEO at the helm of Lysosomal Therapeutics Inc. is moving forward with a group of high-profile backers in his corner.

One big reason why CNS drug development has foundered

When you want to develop a drug for, say, cancer, objective measures such as survival rate can tell regulators just how effective it is compared to a standard drug or placebo. But in diseases involving the brain, scientists often have to settle for crude measures for assessing how patients perform or feel after treatment. And the wild card here is a placebo effect that can be very difficult to factor into studies and has been fingered for the death of multiple development programs.
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