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Peptides could help treat Parkinson's (http://bigpondnews.com/articles/Health/2013/03/19/Peptides_could_help_treat_Parkinsons_855953.html)
19 Mar 2013 - 09:43pm
...The hormones at the centre of the Australian sports doping scandal are being investigated for their potential to treat Parkinson's disease.
   Australian scientists are exploring the use of peptides, which help human cells to repair and regenerate, to combat the degenerative nerve illness....

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I should have given a little background info that makes this news interesting.

1) Peptides are short chains (50 units or less) of amino acids. Proteins are longer chains of amino acids.

2) Peptides can be made from proteins by 'chopping up the long chains'.

3) Thais have been pickling fish for centuries, We can now claim (ปลาร้า ปลาเจ่า ปลาแดก...) as good source of peptides and export them as 'medicinal food' (value added).

4) There is a lot of research possibilities on this type of (ปลาร้า ปลาเจ่า ปลาแดก...) peptides. Can we use it to cure Parkinson's disease? ? ? ?

5) 'Garum' กะรุม is ancient Roman pickle fish sauce (much like -very- smelly fish sauce). It was used to favour Riman dishes and (as medicine) to 'heal ailments'.  Wine vinegars and fermented fruit juices (like น้ำมูตรเน่า น้ำหมักผลไม้ ...) are also used as medicines (even today).

So, bertain germs or microbes (fermentation) have been used to make peptides for a long time. The news is now interesting eh?