Navigation Links
Emory Participates in Study to Slow Progression of Parkinson's Disease

Emory University is participating in one of the largest ever Parkinson's disease (PD) clinical trials to determine if the nutritional supplement creatine can slow the symptom progression of this disorder.

PD is a degenerative disorder of the brain in which patients develop tremor, slowness of movements and stiffness of muscles. It affects at least one million people in the U.S. Currently, there are a number of effective treatments to mask the symptoms but none to slow their progression.

Emory is among 51 medical centers in the U.S. and Canada recruiting the 1,720 participants with early-stage PD required to complete this study. The double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase III study is the first large national study following a series of smaller clinical trials sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

"The premise for this important research study is supported by a large body of laboratory data and the promising results of an earlier smaller clinical study of creatine in Parkinson's disease," says Dr. Jorge Juncos, primary investigator at Emory University.

"If positive, the results will have a lasting impact in the treatment of all stages of this illness," says Dr. Juncos. "Our goal is to offer enhanced therapies to patients with Parkinson's that will improve their quality of life and slow the progression of symptoms."

Creatine is marketed as a nutritional supplement, but is not an approved therapy for PD or any other condition. Studies have suggested that it can improve energy production by the mitochondria, the "powerhouse" of cellular metabolism. In persons without PD and in patients with PD, it can improve exercise performance so long as the person is also exercising regularly. It is important to note that creatine is no substitute for exercise and its short-term use in PD does not directly affect motor symptoms, says Dr. Juncos.

Creatine also acts as an antioxidant t
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Researchers from Emory University Undertake A New Genetic Mapping
2. First Ultrasound Thrombolysis in U.S. Performed at Emory University Hospital
3. NIH Awards Emory $3.6 Million for Schizophrenia Gene Research
4. Death and Disability from Brain Injury Reduced, Emory Researchers Report
5. Tomato Sauce reduces Cancer Risk- Study
6. Study on obesity and heart failure
7. National Lung Study in the process
8. Study casts doubt on keyboard ills
9. Study reveals how stress can make you sick
10. Study reveals how stress can make you sick
11. Study supports vegetable diet
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Emory Participates Study Slow Progression Parkinson Disease

(Date:3/28/2015)... 28, 2015 Designers and Professionals of ... entitled Scratches 5K from Pixel Film Studios. , “Scratches ... any media inside Final Cut Pro X” Said Christina ... time and is an effective tool for any FCPX ... Scratches 5K's intuitive grunge overlays. Simply drag title layers ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... CA (PRWEB) March 28, 2015 ... specialists , this week released a report about the ... symptoms of asthma sufferers, and according to recent medical ... , According to the Environmental Protection Agency, people ... asthmatic reactions. Breathing in mold may trigger asthma attacks ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... Island, NY (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 ... cancer-focused training and business criteria for the spa and ... services to clients who have experienced or are living ... the global Spafinder Wellness 365® Network, will be identified ... and recognized as a provider of safe, therapeutic services ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... The federal court overseeing thousands of ... medication increases the risk that a patient will develop ... Dismiss four individual cases that had been filed in ... in the U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, ... were warranted because the plaintiffs in those claims had ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... March 27, 2015 Top medical tourism ... patients travel to the Dominican Republic to benefit from ... clinic is turning the medical tourism industry upside-down and ... — with trustworthy services becoming the central influence. ... plastic surgeon. Patients are not only attracted to low-cost ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Pixel Film Studios Unveiled Scratches 5k for Final Cut Pro X Editors 2Health News:Water Damage Restoration Specialists Servpro of Paso Robles Release Report on Mold and Asthma 2Health News:Water Damage Restoration Specialists Servpro of Paso Robles Release Report on Mold and Asthma 3Health News:Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy & Wellness Day Spa Certified as “Cancer Aware” by Wellness for Cancer and Recognized on Spafinder.com 2Health News:Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy & Wellness Day Spa Certified as “Cancer Aware” by Wellness for Cancer and Recognized on Spafinder.com 3Health News:Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy & Wellness Day Spa Certified as “Cancer Aware” by Wellness for Cancer and Recognized on Spafinder.com 4Health News:Lipitor Lawsuits Move Forward in Federal Multidistrict Litigation, as Court Rules on Pfizer’s Motion to Dismiss Certain Cases 2Health News:Lipitor Lawsuits Move Forward in Federal Multidistrict Litigation, as Court Rules on Pfizer’s Motion to Dismiss Certain Cases 3Health News:Dominican Republic Plastic Surgery Provider Turning Medical Tourism Upside-Down 2Health News:Dominican Republic Plastic Surgery Provider Turning Medical Tourism Upside-Down 3
... many as 178 newborn babies died at a government-run ... Amar Agrawal told the state assembly Tuesday . ... about the lack of basic medical facilities at the ... reported 424 deaths of newly born babies in 2006 ...
... bird flu antibodies in migrant birds in five Siberian regions, ... ,"Out of over 4,000 samples taken in the ... to contain genetic material of the A-H5 virus and antibodies ... spokesman said the presence of antibodies meant that either the ...
... two studies indicate that elevated nonfasting triglyceride levels ... heart attack , with one study finding that ... this association. ,Triglyceride levels are usually ... certain types of lipoprotein particles (remnant lipoproteins), a ...
... patients a short course of corticosteroids after they have been ... of a relapse, a Cochrane Systematic Review has found. ... benefit lasts for about three weeks. ,This updated ... together involved 374 people. ,,Between 12% and 16% of ...
... is a more effective way of losing weight after pregnancy ... during pregnancy and many gradually lose it afterwards, but some ... retained body weight may be one factor that contributes to ... of returning to, and maintaining, pre-pregnant weights, and there is ...
... (saline) into your nose can help reduce the symptoms ... of the nasal passages. , ,Between 5% and ... passages (chronic rhinosinusitis). Many homoeopathic and yogic forms of ... symptoms, and it is now often recommended as part ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:High Nonfasting Triglyceride Levels Linked With Cardiovascular Risks 2
(Date:3/27/2015)... According to a new market research report ... Ablation Catheter (Cryoablation, RF, Microwave), Lab Devices (Mapping, Recording, ... Global Forecasts to 2019 ", published by MarketsandMarkets, the Electrophysiology ... by 2019 with a CAGR of around 10.3% during ... Browse   90   ma rket data T ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... 2015   Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: ... the world,s leading provider of injectable drugs and ... evaluation of biosimilarity of its proposed biosimilar, Epoetin ... (FDA) conditionally approved name of RETACRIT™, compared to ... study data were presented at the National Kidney ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... , March 27, 2015 ... 2015" therapeutic market research report of 52 pages ... online business intelligence library. The report ... on the therapeutic development for Visceral Pain, complete ... by drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Electrophysiology (EP) Market Worth $4.73 Billion by 2019 2Electrophysiology (EP) Market Worth $4.73 Billion by 2019 3Electrophysiology (EP) Market Worth $4.73 Billion by 2019 4Hospira Clinical Data Shows Proposed Biosimilar, Epoetin Hospira, Demonstrates Pharmacokinetic And Pharmacodynamic Equivalence Compared To Amgen's Epogen 2Hospira Clinical Data Shows Proposed Biosimilar, Epoetin Hospira, Demonstrates Pharmacokinetic And Pharmacodynamic Equivalence Compared To Amgen's Epogen 3Visceral Pain Pipeline Review H1 2015 Market Research Report 2Visceral Pain Pipeline Review H1 2015 Market Research Report 3Visceral Pain Pipeline Review H1 2015 Market Research Report 4
... a world-leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies ... Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ConvaTec Holdings UK Ltd, ... a UK-based company that specialises in the discreet home ... As a well-respected company in the home ...
... President and CEO Randall Moreadith, MD, PhD, reported today that ... advance its lead oncology candidate SER-203 into a Phase I ... pleased to report to our existing and new shareholders the ... 2010. This is a very significant milestone for Serina Therapeutics, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:ConvaTec Announces Acquisition of Trent Direct 2Serina Therapeutics, Inc. Closes $9.5 Million Financing Round 2
1.0% Casein digest (NZ amine), 0.5% Sodium Chloride, 0.5% Yeast Extract, 1.0% bacto casamino acids, 0.2% Mag. Sulfate....
0.5% Yeast Extract, 2.0% Tryp, 10mM Sodium Chloride, 2.5mM Potassium Chloride, 10mM Magnesium Chloride, 10mM Mag. Sulfate....
Innovative hemi device combining anatomic design with the advanced material pyrocarbon....
3.2% Tryptone, 2.0% Yeast Extract, 0.5% Sodium Chloride, pH 7.5....
Medicine Products: