Parkinson's understanding 'transformed'

Parkinson's understanding 'transformed'
 

Scientists in California say they have transformed understanding of Parkinson's disease.
Their animal experiments, published in the journal Cell, suggest the brain disorder may be caused by bacteria living in the gut.
The findings could eventually lead to new ways of treating the disease, such as drugs to kill gut bugs or probiotics.
Experts said the results opened an "exciting new avenue of study".
In Parkinson's disease the brain is progressively damaged, leading to patients experiencing a tremor and difficulty moving.
Researchers used mice genetically programmed to develop... read more

 
2 December 2016 in Health, Views: 66
Source: BBC
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