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[Sky News] Revolutionary New Treatment For Parkinson's

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A team of Oxford scientists believe they have created a groundbreaking form of therapy that could revolutionise the way Parkinson's disease is treated.

Oxford BioMedica chief scientific officer Stuart Naylor says: Rather than popping lots of tablets, the idea of a single shot therapy, single shot treatment, single shot placement of a gene therapy that provides that long term therapeutic correction is something that hasn't been ever experienced before in medicine.

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Edited by Mobius01 - 4/12/12 at 4:34am
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Hope this works as well as they want it to.
Parkinson's is a terrible disease.
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post #3 of 7
a virus vector... not new.
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how much work goes into finding causes of these diseases? Or at least finding early markers for those more susceptible?
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Always great to hear Parkinson's news. My step dad has been suffering the disease for almost 30 years and he's been through a hell ride. He avoided seeing any doctors for the first 10 years of it. Finally saw a doctor and they were amazed he was alive. Some of his stories don't even sound humanly possible but it's all true stuff.
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This terrible disease took my grandad. Would be fantastic news if they found a way to effectively treat it.
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As long as its progress, I don't care if its an old tech or not, progress is progress and thats good. I hope this becomes as good as they hope for, or better!
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