Diabetic drug could slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease

A hallmark of Parkinson’s disease is the degeneration of a group of dopaminergic neurons in the brain, which play key roles in movement initiation and co-ordination. When these neurons degenerate it leads to akinesia (lack of movement), bradykinesia (slow movement), rigidity and tremor. The effected dopaminergic neurons accumulate a specific protein called alpha synuclein which […]

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Activist investor Ferrari targets environment, social laggards with new fund

Activist investor Gianluca Ferrari, who has led campaigns against a string of mid-cap firms, is setting up a fund targeting companies lagging on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Ferrari, who made his name pushing for change at companies including EDP Renovaveis and Retelit as part of Frankfurt-based Shareholder Value Management, said his firm, Clearway […]

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