Young people’s blood is being tested as a treatment for Parkinson’s

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2189292-young-peoples-blood-is-being-tested-as-a-treatment-for-parkinsons/

Blood from young people may have proteins with rejuvenating powers

Blood from young people may have proteins with rejuvenating powers

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Blood from young adults is being trialled as a treatment for Parkinson’s disease by a firm that wants to use the therapy to target neurodegenerative conditions.

Alkahest, a firm co-founded by Tony Wyss-Coray of Stanford University, California, has already tested blood-based treatments in people with Alzheimer’s disease. In the latest trial, 90 people with Parkinson’s – mostly in their 70s and 80s – will receive injections five days in a row, and then again three months later. Tests will determine whether the treatment improves their …