Awakening Dormant Neurons Could Provide Disease-modifying Parkinson’s Treatment, Early Study Suggests

Awakening Dormant Neurons Could Provide Disease-modifying Parkinson’s Treatment, Early Study Suggests
Together with dying nerve cells, dormant neurons also may be at the root cause of Parkinson’s disease, according to a recent study in animal models. Reawakening these neurons by targeting a type of brain cells called astrocytes can restore dopamine production in the brain and reverse Parkinson’s motor symptoms, the study found. These findings could lead to a potential new ... read more
Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2020-01-13By Ana Pena, PhD