Parkinson’s: Promising Stem Cell Treatment Reverses Symptoms in Rodents A progressive neurodegenerative disorder, PD damages or destroys neurons located in the midbrain. These neurons produce dopamine, a neurotransmitter that plays a role in movement. This lack of dopamine causes PD symptoms which include tremors, stiffness, and impaired balance and coordination.
Scientists Engineer a Bacteria to Produce a Drug Used to Treat Parkinson’s Disease A team of researchers has created a bacteria that can produce a steady and consistent source of medicine inside a patient’s gut, suggesting the possibility for genetically edited bacteria to be an efficient Parkinson’s disease treatment. Read