Parkinson’s may soon be treated with blood pressure drug

Isradipine, an antihypertensive drug, is emerging as a potential new treatment for Parkinson’s disease due to promising results of in vitro tests. Until now, it was unclear whether administering the drug in vivo would yield the same benefits — new research shows that it does.

If human trials are successful, we could have the first drug that slows down the progression of Parkinson’s disease.

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