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Parkinson's [electronic resource]: Great Drug Experiment

TVF International (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Once diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, most patients can expect a stable and active lifestyle for up to a decade-but new drugs could lengthen that period. This program follows five volunteers in the clinical trial of MitoQ, a medicine designed to slow the ailment's progress. Viewers are taken through the yearlong, double-blind placebo-controlled study, in which each volunteer performs a daily regimen of physical and mental exercise while his or her symptom progression is closely monitored. Interviews feature Dr. Barry Snow, the neurologist in charge of the trial, and Ken Taylor, CEO of Antipodean Pharmaceuticals, which makes and markets MitoQ.
Release Date
2009
Run Time
45 min.
Language
English
Rating
10 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Nov. 06, 2009.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Great drug experiment
Contents
  • Incidence of Parkinson's Disease (0:59)
  • What Is Parkinson's? (1:09)
  • Brain Chemicals and Signals (1:23)
  • Parkinson's Disease and Movement (1:17)
  • New Drug for Parkinson's (1:11)
  • Volunteers Test Drugs (1:01)
  • Challenge of Parkinson's (1:01)
  • New Drug: New Hope (1:05)
  • Double-Blind Drug Study (1:00)
  • Drug Test Volunteer (1:02)
  • Placebo Effect (0:58)
  • Drug Test Measurements (1:11)
  • Scientific Breakthrough (1:24)
  • Blood-Brain Barrier (1:01)
  • Money for Science (1:12)
  • Drug Test Dropouts (1:10)
  • Test Invalidation (1:18)
  • Lifestyle Changes (1:55)
  • Brain Cell Death (1:48)
  • Problems with Mitochondria (1:08)
  • Antioxidants (0:58)
  • Value of Co-Enzyme Q10 (1:05)
  • Increase of Symptoms (0:59)
  • Drug Trial Drop Out (1:02)
  • Valid Test Data (1:01)
  • Comparison of Conditions (1:49)
  • Medications to Treat Symptoms (1:41)
  • Return of Symptoms (1:13)
  • Participant Speculation (1:59)
  • Test Results: Drug Failure (2:00)
  • Psychosomatic Response (1:14)
  • Disappointment in Test Results (1:22)
  • Need for Drug Testers (0:36)
  • More to Learn About Parkinson's (2:00)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2008.
Publisher no.
40663 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (45 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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