Drug offers hope for Parkinson’s

The progression of Parkinson’s disease could be slowed or even stopped by a drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure, a study in Nature suggests.

Tests on mice at Northwestern University in Chicago showed isradipine can rejuvenate the brain neurons which are dying in Parkinson’s patients.

The disease, which mainly affects those aged over 40, leads to tremors and ultimately the inability to walk. Parkinson’s charities welcomed the study but said they were early results.

Source:  BBC News

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