Can viruses be created that cross the blood-brain barrier and treat neurological diseases like Parkinson’s? It’s looking more likely that this will be a real possibility.
The only hope for helping people with PD today, beyond drugs to reduce symptoms and other forms of temporary relief, is by using very smart computers.
Recently there’s been a buzz about a chemical found in pomegranates that might help people with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. What does the science say?
Once Parkinson’s progression is stopped, the brain may have the capacity to repair its own neuronal circuitry.
Once a treatment is discovered for stopping Parkinson’s progression, the next step is growing back the neurons, i.e. regenerating neurons.
Researchers are studying RNA interference because understanding this process has the potential to lead to a cure for Parkinson’s and other diseases.
Parkinson’s is not a single issue that can be slowed with a single supplement like CoQ10. By the time of diagnosis multiple directions of attack are needed.
Researchers feel that creating a therapy for regenerating neurons in people with Parkinson’s disease will involve manipulating this pathway with new drugs.
Out of 2,000 compounds, the screen found a family of new drugs, including an existing drug called UDCA, that allowed the mitochondria to work again.
With protein phosphorylation, scientists are reminded that being at the scene of a crime does not necessarily mean being involved in the crime.