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Dec 10, 2021

Are Scientists Homing in on a Cure for Parkinson’s Disease?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, neuroscience

Researchers have refined a molecule that shows promise for the prevention of Parkinson’s disease.… See more.


Summary: Researchers have refined a molecule that shows promise for the prevention of Parkinson’s disease.

Source: University of Bath

A molecule that shows promise in preventing Parkinson’s disease has been refined by scientists at the University of Bath in the UK, and has the potential to be developed into a drug to treat the deadly neurodegenerative disease.

Professor Jody Mason, who led the research from the Department of Biology and Biochemistry at Bath, said: “A lot of work still needs to happen, but this molecule has the potential to be a pre-cursor to a drug. Today there are only medicines to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s—we hope to develop a drug that can return people to good health even before symptoms develop.”

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