Work at Medical College may hold promise for Parkinson's

CREATED Jul. 9, 2013 - UPDATED: Jul. 9, 2013

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WAUWATOSA - Work being done at the Medical College of Wisconsin may hold promise for treatment of Parkinson's disease. 

"These are exciting times," said Dr. Balaraman Kalyanaraman, or Dr. Raman as he goes by.  Dr. Raman is part of a group working on what could become a new treatment for Parkinson's.

It's a long way off, but if they can demonstrate it works and fund drug trials, "that will change the way we treat this disease."

Dr. Raman and his team have found an antioxidant that seems to slow the loss of motor function and smell when mice that were expected to get Parkinson's' symptoms were treated early.

The team hopes to move to the next step and human trials, which they'd need to complete before the treatment could get to the market.

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