Swedes develop Huntington's medicine
TT/The Local · 5 Feb 2010, 13:48
Published: 05 Feb 2010 13:48 GMT+01:00
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Huntexil is the name given to the new medicine which has been found to relieve the disease's tension and tremors without the secondary side-effects of existing drugs.
The next stage in the development of Huntexil is to have it approved as a medicine with its prospects to date reported to be bright.
The company responsible for the research is called Neurosearch, a Denmark-based firm with a subsidiary in Gothenburg. The firm emerged from the group of research scientists working with Arvid Carlsson.
Arvid Carlsson is a Swedish scientist who is best known for his work to develop a method for measuring the amount of dopamine in brain tissues and it effects on Parkinson's disease.
Carlsson was awarded the Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2000.