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In 2003, along with two colleagues, Nobel laureate Julius Axelrod, an American, obtained a patent on the drug for its anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties.
The siblings started the Blechman Foundation and their nonprofit national organization has raised about $300,000 in early-stage funding for six pilot projects in neuroprotective research that can perhaps delay or avoid PD for those at risk.
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medical Definition of neuroprotective
- Neuroprotective strategies involve interfering with the ischemic cascade, thereby prolonging and substantially reducing stroke size.
- —Lewis B. Morgenstern, M.D. et al., Scientific American Medical Bulletin, June 2000
- Laboratory and clinical studies with selegiline are promising, but have not yet firmly established that selegiline, or any other drug, is neuroprotective.
- —Warren Olanow, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 6 Mar. 1996
neuroprotectionplay \-ˈtek-shən\ noun
- Neuroprotection is another approach that has become important in glaucoma research. It is the use of drugs to protect optic nerve cells from taking in too much calcium, thus strengthening them against growing intraocular pressure.
- —Aimee Phan, USA Today, 17 Aug. 1999
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