Trials to treatments: growth factors

Growth factors are molecules that support the development, growth and survival of our bodies and our brains. Their extraordinary properties make them an exciting prospect for developing new treatments that could help repair the damage caused in Parkinson’s. We take a look at the story so far.

Claire Bale
Jul 10, 2017 · 7 min read

The first growth factor

The challenges of delivery

Surgery

Gene therapy

Is there another way?

Current trials

A gene therapy approach to GDNF

The first trial of CDNF for Parkinson’s

A combined therapy to stimulate BDNF


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Claire Bale

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Head of Research Communications and Engagement, Parkinson’s UK

Parkinson’s UK

Get the latest research news, discover more about Parkinson’s and read about how others are getting involved. For information and support, visit www.parkinsons.org.uk