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Intec Pharma Crashes as Phase III Parkinson’s Treatment Fails in Comparison Trial

Shares of Israel-based Intec Pharma Ltd. were down nearly 82 percent after the company announced that the Phase III Parkinson’s disease therapy Accordion Pill failed to demonstrate statistical superiority to treatment with Sinemet, a combination of carbidopa and levodopa.

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Centogene Launches Two Year Global Parkinson’s Disease Study

Centogene announced the initiation of a 24-month global study to investigate the genetic factors in Parkinson’s disease.

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Lundbeck to acquire Abide Therapeutics

The acquisition of Abide Therapeutics Inc. will provide H. Lundbeck A/S with a unique discovery platform and a lead compound in an exploratory phase IIa program for Tourette’s syndrome.

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Pfizer buys stake in French gene therapy firm Vivet

Pfizer acquired a 15 percent stake in Vivet Therapeutics as well as an exclusive option to fully acquire the business, a deal that will give the New York-based pharma giant access to the French company’s experimental gene therapy for a rare genetic disorder.

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A Link Between Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s?

Researchers with Cortexyme published research in the journal Science Advances describing the role of Porphyromonas gingivalis, a bacteria that causes gingivitis, to Alzheimer’s disease.

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A Blood Test That Can ID Alzheimer’s Risk Up To 16 Years Before Symptoms

Scientists at DZNE, HIH, and the University Hospital Tuebingen identified a protein in blood that can precisely track Alzheimer’s disease progression before the first symptoms appear.

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Japan scientists to use ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells to fight Parkinson’s

Japanese scientists said they will start clinical trials in August 2018 on a treatment for Parkinson’s disease, transplanting “reprogrammed” stem cells into brains, seeking a breakthrough in treating the neurodegenerative disorder.

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