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Progress on Parkinson’s Cure

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Recently, doctors have progressed another step to curing the Parkinson’s disease.

The Parkinson’s disease dates back to the ancient times but it wasn’t until in 1817, a man by the name of Parkinson, conveniently named it after himself.

Ever since, there have been many ups and downs in research for a cure, and surprisingly enough we still haven’t learned enough about it to efficiently stop it.

Currently, the Parkinson’s disease is known as a “chronic and progressive” movement disorder where it can last for many years up to a life-time. Quite common in the elderly, there is an approximation of slightly more than two hundred thousand US cases per year.

Within the series of symptoms associated with the disease, the most important to note is tremors. This is surprisingly the primary symptom and none of its counterparts get any worse. Being such a complicated disease that we still haven’t fully cracked, the Parkinson’s disease is actually not a fatal condition and does not significantly hinder one’s life expectancy.

The main cause of the Parkinson’s is falling dopamine levels in the brain. Dopamine is a compound that is a neurotransmitter in which it sends messages to the part of the brain that controls coordination and movement.

Just a couple month ago, neuroscientists (scientists who study the nervous system) have opened the way to possibly curing the Parkinson’s disease. Through injecting stem cells into the brain of a sufferer, the cells can then morph into brain cells and can possibly help battle against the roots of the disease therefore diminishing it all in itself.


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