Gene therapy for Parkinson's passes the ultimate test

日期:2019-03-07 05:14:04 作者:梅鹣脸 阅读:

GENE therapy for Parkinson’s disease has eased movement and proved safe in the first successful double-blind clinical trial. People with Parkinson’s produce too little of the brain chemical GABA, which leads to problems with motor skills. Andrew Feigin at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, New York, and colleagues gave 45 people with Parkinson’s either a sham injection or gene therapy. The gene therapy group had a virus injected into their brain carrying the gene for an enzyme that catalyses production of GABA. One,