A ray of hope for Parkinson’s disease


Parkinson’s disease (PD) is an age-associated movement disorder with no available treatments to stop or slow down the disease progress. This disease is characterized by a progressive loss of brain cells that produce dopaminergic neurons. Part of the disease process develops as cells are destroyed in certain parts of the brain stem, particularly the crescent-shaped cell mass known as the substantia nigra – that help control movement and coordination.