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NeuroPhage Receives Michael J. Fox Foundation Funding for Parkinson's Disease Research
Date:2/16/2012

critical nerve cells in the brain, or neurons, to fire out of control, leaving patients unable to direct or control their movement in a normal manner.  The symptoms of Parkinson's may include tremors, difficulty maintaining balance and gait, rigidity or stiffness of the limbs and trunk, and general slowness of movement (also called bradykinesia).  Patients may also eventually have difficulty walking, talking, or completing other simple tasks.  Symptoms often appear gradually yet with increasing severity, and the progression of the disease may vary widely from patient to patient.  There is no cure for Parkinson's disease.  Drugs have been developed that can help patients manage many of the symptoms; however they do not prevent disease progression.

About The Michael J. Fox Foundation

The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today.  The Foundation has funded over $275 million in research to date.

About NeuroPhage

NeuroPhage is a biotechnology company focusing on a unique disease-modifying phage approach for treating protein aggregation diseases.  NeuroPhage was founded in 2007 by a Cambridge-based team along with Professor Beka Solomon, Chair for Biotechnology of Neurodegenerative Diseases at Tel Aviv University.


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