A lot of evidence has piled up suggesting that inflammation plays a big role in the progression of Parkinson’s.
Immune system genes are linked to disease risk. People who regularly take NSAIDs such as ibuprofen have lower risk.Â Microglia, the immune system’s ambassadors toÂ the brain,Â have been observedÂ in PD patients.
Malu Tansey and her postdoc CJ Barnum make a convincing case for an anti-inflammatory — specifically, anti-TNF– therapyÂ to Parkinson’s. They’ve been working with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research to push this promising approach forward.Â Please check it out.