Surgery that produced unprecedented improvements in children with rare genetic disorder may also treat Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s Disease
Scientists find evidence that clusters of proteins associated with Parkinson’s and other diseases can induce a toxic process involving glutamate, a neurotransmitter.
Scientists have produced a tomato enriched in the Parkinson’s disease drug L-DOPA in what could become a new, affordable source of one of the world’s essential medicines.
The mature brain is infamously bad at repairing itself following damage like that caused by trauma or strokes, or from degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s. Stem cells, which are endlessly adaptable, have offered the promise of better neural repair. But the brain’s precisely tuned complexity has stymied the development of clinical treatments.
Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding how the enteric nervous system forms, which could pave the way for new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s.