Neurology

Posted 6 months ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary: This is a Phase 1/2, multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK), and pharmacodynamics (PD) of single and multiple doses of DNL593 in two parts followed by an optional open-label extension (OLE) period. Part A will evaluate the safety, tolerability, PK, and PD of single doses of DNL593 in healthy male and healthy female participants of nonchildbearing potential. Part B will evaluate the safety, tolerability, PK, and PD of multiple doses of DNL593 in participants with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) over 25 weeks. Part B will be followed by Part C, an optional 18-month OLE period available for all participants who complete Part B.

 Frontotemporal Dementia /  Merthyr Tydfil

Posted 6 months ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary: Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder affecting 1% of the population. There are over 30 types of epilepsy, some common, some rare. Most epilepsies arise in childhood and have a genetic cause. Approximately 40% of patients have the common forms of Genetic Generalised Epilepsy (GGE), and the commonest GGE is “Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy” or JME. There is overwhelming evidence that JME is caused by changes in genetic code. These changes are likely to be found in more than just one gene and there may be more than one type of change. In order to find these changes we need to study a large number of people with JME and compare their genetic code with people who do not have epilepsy. Finding the causes of JME will lead to better understanding of its cause, new treatments, and tailoring of treatments according to a person's genetic make-up. The aim of...

 Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy /  Swansea

Posted 9 months ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), Cortico-Basal Degeneration (CBD) and Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) are degenerative brain conditions for which there are currently no curative treatments. To aid the development of new treatment trials, there is a pressing need to develop better methods for diagnosing these conditions early, and to track disease progression. The PROSPECT-M-UK study will collect standardised clinical data over time. Patients will also have the option to have a brain MRI scan, eye movement exam and donate blood, skin and spinal fluid samples, with the aim to identify "biomarkers" that can improve the accuracy of early diagnosis and track the natural time course of disease. Control participants and those not meeting criteria for Parkinson's disease or other defined conditions but are considered by the investigator group to be allied syndromes or at risk states (atypical parkinsonian syndromes), will also be examined. Patients can also participate via the...

 Progressive Supranuclear Palsy-Corticobasal Syndrome /  London

Posted 9 months ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary The purpose of this European, multicentric, prospective, non-interventional study is to document and evaluate the efficacy and safety of the treatment of severely infected patients with intravenously administered fosfomycin, including patients with osteomyelitis, complicated urinary tract infection, nosocomial lower respiratory tract infection, bacterial meningitis/central nervous system infection, bacteraemia/sepsis, skin and soft tissue infection, endocarditis or other infections, each as far as covered by the respective nationally relevant SmPC.

 Bacterial Meningitis /  England

Posted 9 months ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary This study will test an investigational drug called AZD1390 in combination with radiation therapy for the treatment of brain tumors. This is the first time AZD1390 is being given to patients. This study will test safety, tolerability and PK (how the drug is absorbed, distributed and eliminated) of ascending doses of AZD1390 in combination with distinct regimens of radiation therapy. Detailed Description This first time-in patients (FTIP), open-label, multicentre study of AZD1390 will be conducted in the United States and in the United Kingdom, and it consists of three treatment arms: Arm A, B, C. This Phase 1 study will assess safety and tolerability of AZD1390 in combination with radiation therapy (RT) in brain malignancies. The combination cohorts have been designed to assess escalating cumulative doses of AZD1390 in settings with 3 different radiation treatment regimens: Arm A: 35 Gy over 2 weeks with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)...

 Ataxia /  Cambridge

Posted 10 months ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary The purpose of the study is to test how well patients with advanced solid tumors respond to treatment with elimusertib (BAY1895344) in combination with pembrolizumab. In addition researchers want to find for patients the optimal dose of elimusertib in combination with pembrolizumab, how the drug is tolerated and the way the body absorbs, distributes and discharges the drug. The study medication, elimusertib, works by blocking a substance (ATR Kinase) which is produced by the body and is important for the growth of tumor cells. Pembrolizumab is an immunologic checkpoint blocker that promotes an immune response against the tumor.

 Ataxia /  London

Posted 1 year ago by Wales Gene Park

A Phase 2 open label study evaluating the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) of AL001 in participants with a Granulin mutation or C9orf72 mutation causative of frontotemporal dementia.

 Frontotemporal Dementia

Posted 1 year ago by Wales Gene Park

One person in every 500 has Parkinson's and around 127,000 people are living with the condition in the UK. The aim of the study is to identify new genes that predispose or cause Parkinson's Disease or Parkinsonism. There is a pressing need to study the genetic makeup of family members both with and without Parkinson's. As families share a common genetic background, it is easier to find new Parkinson's genes by studying the genetic makeup of people with Parkinson's alongside other members of their families. We are particularly interested in studying the genetic makeup of two groups of people: those who developed Parkinson's before the age of 45; and those who have a family history of other relatives affected by Parkinson's. By identifying genetic factors that cause Parkinson's, we hope to understand more about the condition. Doing so will lead to the development of better diagnosis, improved disease models, and...

 Autosomal Recessive Juvenile Parkinson Disease /  London

Posted 3 years ago by Wales Gene Park

This study will evaluate the long-term safety and tolerability of RO7234292 (RG6042) in participants who have completed other F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd.-sponsored and/or Genentech-sponsored studies in the Huntington's disease (HD) in the development program for RG6042. Entry into the study should occur at the time the participant completes participation in one of the preceding studies. Upon completion of the inclusion visit, eligible patients will receive either RO7234292 (RG6042) every 8 weeks (Q8W) or RO7234292 (RG6042) every 16 weeks (Q16W) by bolus intrathecal injection.

 Huntington's Disease /  Cardiff

Posted 4 years ago by Wales Gene Park

We are carrying out research into conditions that affect the brain and / or the immune system. The disorders that we are interested in most likely arise due to changes in genes (or DNA); genes are like recipe books, telling the cells in our body how to make chemicals called proteins. The aim of our work is to understand how changes in the genes and proteins involved in these conditions cause disease. This is not understood at present, and so this research will provide new and important information. We believe that a better understanding of the cause of these diseases will bring us closer to developing ‘smart’ treatments for people affected by, or at risk of, these genetic conditions. The study is likely to take several years to complete and there may be no direct benefit from this research to your child. There would also not be any financial benefit....

 Neurology /  University Hospital of Wales

Posted 4 years ago by Wales Gene Park

PFP is a UK wide study looking at finding new Parkinson’s genes so that we can understand the causes of the disease better and develop new treatments. The study involves a single visit that takes about 2 hours. You can come in to the study site, or take part remotely if your local GP is able to collect blood samples for the project.

 Rare types of Parkinson's disease /  Llandudno General Hospital

Posted 4 years ago by Wales Gene Park

Enroll-HD is a global observational study for Huntington’s disease families The purpose of this study is to collect information from study participants, allowing researchers to understand more about the disease, with the aim of accelerating the discovery and development of potential treatments for Huntington's Disease (HD). It will monitor how the disease appears and changes over time in different people; those who have a clinical diagnosis and those who are at-risk of developing the disease. ENROLL-HD also collects information from HD family members and carers.  

 Huntington's Disease /  Cardiff University


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