A drug initially designed to treat diabetes may be a breakthrough treatment for Parkinson's disease. After decades of disappointment, could MSDC-0160 be the drug researchers have been searching for?
Parkinson's disease is a progressive condition that strikes the central nervous system. Causing a range of motor symptoms, it develops gradually, starting with a subtle tremor. An estimated 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's every year, and over 10 million people worldwide are living with the disease. Due to society's steadily increasing in lifespan, this figure is likely to increase over the coming years. Despite billions of dollars of research, t