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Defeating Parkinson’s Disease by Reprogramming Neurons

There has been ground breaking advances made in the field of science when it comes to finding cures for Parkinson’s disease. Medical scientists have been studying cures for a long time, and it seems as if they have finally found some luck with a “hugely promising” new technique, which reprograms the brains cells, and holds the key for curing Parkinson’s Disease. The study was conducted by scientists at the Karolinkska Institute in Sweden, which looked at modifying the neurons in the brains of Parkinson’s disease, which is a disorder of the nervous system that worsens progressively. Parkinson’s has been known to cause involuntary shaking and slow movement, which is due to low dopamine levels in the brain. Researchers had been developing a successful treatment for decades, by growing dopamine neurons in a laboratory and then transplanting them into the brain. This new method was explained in the Nature Biotechnology journal, and was lauded by everyone as a great way to replenish cells that are destroyed by Parkinson’s. There is good news about the treatment being successful, and many researchers believe that it could work to great effect to reverse the symptoms of Parkinson’s and one day, cure the condition entirely.