Researchers at UEF's School of Pharmacy and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare have received a grant of 400,000 US dollars from The Michael J. Fox Foundation.
A rat model of early-stage Parkinson’s disease was characterised and utilised in the PhD study of Juuso Leikas, MSc (Pharm). A common anesthetic, isoflurane, was shown to relieve Parkinson-like symptoms in the model.
Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland have found a potential neuroprotective effect of a protein modification that could be a therapeutic target in early Alzheimer’s disease.