Tag Archives: Parkinson’s

Ending Parkinson’s disease: The path is getting shorter

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects movement, resulting most notably in tremor, slow movement, stiffness and balance issues. While Parkinson’s patients benefit from medicine that can alleviate some of these symptoms, there are no available treatments to slow, halt or reverse the progressive destruction of dopamine-producing brain cells and abnormal clumping… Read More »

Parkinson’s disease symptoms: Five eye problems that could signal you have the condition

Parkinson’s disease occurs after a nerve cells are lost in a part of the brain known as the substantia nigra. This can lead to a reduction in dopamine which is a chemical in the brain that helps regulate movement in the body. If dopamine is in short supply, symptoms of Parkinson’s disease can be triggered.… Read More »

Young people’s blood is being tested as a treatment for Parkinson’s

Blood from young people may have proteins with rejuvenating powersZoonar GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo By Alice Klein Blood from young adults is being trialled as a treatment for Parkinson’s disease by a firm that wants to use the therapy to target neurodegenerative conditions. Alkahest, a firm co-founded by Tony Wyss-Coray of Stanford University, California, has… Read More »