SHERWOOD, OR, August 26, 2013 -(ACCESSWIRE)- Entia Biosciences (OTCQB: ERGO), a food science biotechnology company and emerging leader in the field of Nutrigenomics, has completed a Parkinson's disease study in the Neurochemistry Laboratory of Dr. Jack Rogers at Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA. The results from the study have been submitted to a peer-reviewed medical journal and the paper is entitled: "Improved Grip Strength and Alpha-Synuclein Levels in a Parkinson's disease Mouse Model Using the Novel Antioxidant Medical Food ErgoD2."
The Neurochemistry Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital designed a study to evaluate whether a standard diet that was supplemented with ErgoD2, a natural antioxidant therapy, had the ability to modify symptoms and blood and brain biomarkers associated with Parkinson's disease. The medical food diet included a composition enriched in levels of L-Ergothioneine and Vitamin D2 (ErgoD2). This diet was found to statistically improve grip strength in a well-known transgenic mouse model of Parkinson's disease. Moreover, the improvement in grip strength correlated with the suppression of the alpha-synuclein biomarker in the midbrain after four months of using the natural dietary regimen.
"This study highlights the therapeutic potential of a medicinal food, ErgoD2, comprised of the potent antioxidants, L-Ergothioneine and Vitamin D2, in Parkinson's disease" stated Marvin S. Hausman MD, CEO, Entia Biosciences, Inc. "We are elated that our four years of hard work on natural antioxidant models has led to the development of ErgoD2, a novel compound that has the potential to provide relevant clinical therapy. Most available treatments in Parkinson's disease as well as other neurodegenerative diseases are based on drugs with side effects that only provide symptomatic relief. This study represents a unique model, based upon a specific, natural and safe diet that has the potential to modify a devastating disease. Entia intends to launch a clinical study in humans to confirm these findings."
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Entia is an authority on the clinical effects of oxidative stress and free radical reactions and is bringing this expertise to the fields of food science biotechnology and Nutrigenomics. The Company identifies, scientifically validates, patents, and commercializes solutions that address multi-billion dollar markets for health, beauty and agriculture.
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