New Lead in Parkinson’s treatment

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Parkinson’s Disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that often impairs the sufferer’s motor skills, speech, and other functions. Most people with Parkinson’s disease are described as having idiopathic Parkinson’s disease (having no specific cause). There are far less common causes of Parkinson’s disease including genetic, toxins, head trauma, cerebral anoxia, and drug-induced Parkinson’s disease all of which currently do not have any treatments.  Recently however, Biomedical scientists at a UK Research Center have made progress in their bid to generate new treatments for Parkinson’s disease based on the genetic cause of the disease.

Staff at the University of Sheffield’s Department of Biomedical Science recently identified a pathway inside nerve cells which they claim could be stimulated to protect the dying cells affected by the disease.

Published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, the study involved testing the effects of the drug Rapamycin, which was found to protect cells from the damaging impact of two of the mutant genes that cause inherited forms of Parkinson’s.

Staff at the University of Sheffield’s Department of Biomedical Science recently identified a pathway inside nerve cells which they claim could be stimulated to protect the dying cells affected by the disease.

To learn more on breakthrough research concerning Parkinson’s disease, visit the neurosciences department at NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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