Parkinson’s Vax Enters Clinical Trials | The Scientist

Parkinson’s Vax Enters Clinical Trials | The Scientist.

In what is possibly the biggest news of the year, scientists in Vienna are entering trials to vaccinate people against Parkinson’s Disease. The method is based upon building an immune response to alfa-synuclein, a protein naturally produced by the body. This smacks of the potential for massive organ failure due to a massive auto-immune response, akin to what we saw in the early days of gene therapy. I hope I’m wrong…

Here is the full press release: http://www.affiris.com/html/en/presse_medien/pressemeldungen.html

via Parkinson’s Vax Enters Clinical Trials | The Scientist.

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