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There’s gold in them tha brains

 

It feels as though novel potential therapies for Parkinson’s are being proposed with an ever increasing frequency. And just when I think there must be few other ways of attacking the condition, a new method is proposed. Recently a biotech firm called Clene Nanomedicine presented data on one such new approach.

The experimental treatment is called CNM-Au8 and it involves gold. Yes, that gold.

And the treatment is already being tested in a clinical trial for Parkinson’s.

In today’s post, we will look at what CNM-Au8 is and what it does, we’ll discuss what data has been presented, and then we’ll outline what the clinical trial involves.

 


Source: SFN

Although I did not attend the Society for Neuroscience 2019 annual meeting in Chicago in October, I have still had a look at some of the 816 abstracts which had the keyword “Parkinson’s” attached to them (my Saturday night entertainment – sad I know!).

Those abstracts can be found online (Click here to search those abstracts).

One in particular abstract caught my attention:

This poster was presented by research scientists from a biotech company that I had never heard of called Clene Nanomedicine:

And the data presented focused on a novel therapy that I had never heard of which is now being targetted at Parkinson’s.

The new treatment is called CNM-Au8.

What is CNM-Au8?

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