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Experimental Drug Offers Promise for Parkinson's Patients

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A new drug designed to treat diabetes is poised to enter human clinical trials as a treatment for Parkinson's disease. An estimated 7 million to 10 million people around the world are living with Parkinson's disease, for which there is no cure. Experts expect the numbers to increase as the global population ages.  Currently, a drug called levodopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's, which include severe tremors, rigid muscles and slowed movement.  The...

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