New hope for a Parkinson’s disease cure as scientists find brain cells can be reprogrammed to replicate those lost
Parkinson’s disease affects around 127,000 people in the UK.
As the condition has no cure, sufferers are forced to endure the debilitating movement disorder.
Yet, scientists may be one step closer to finding a solution.
Researchers used a selection of small molecules to reprogramme brain cells so that they produced the chemical messenger dopamine, which regulates movement.
In Parkinson sufferers, dopamine-producing brain cells have died, causing tremors and moving difficulties.