Hope for new Parkinson’s therapy

BrainScientists have discovered a protein which may help to slow, or even reverse symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

Parkinson’s destroys nerve cells that produce the brain chemical dopamine, causing movement and balance problems.

Finnish researchers found the new molecule can prevent degeneration of these cells – and help damaged cells start to recover.

Their paper, featured in Nature, showed symptoms eased in rats given injections of the protein.

Source:  BBC News

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