UK Making Advances in Parkinson's Research

UK Making Advances in Parkinson's Research

Researchers say they're working on a new procedure that may stop or reverse the damage caused by Parkinson's.
Researches at UK are working on a new procedure for Parkinson's patients that may eventually stop or reverse the damage done by the disease.

Doctor Craig van Horne, one of the leading investigators in the experimental procedure, says they're only testing the operation on five patients as of now.

Dr. van Horne says they take nerve tissue from a different part of the brain that can regrow and transplant it to the part of the brain that was damaged by Parkinson's.

Dr. van Horne says they're still in the early stages of their research and do not yet know the long term effects of the operation, or how viable it will be yet.

Currently there is cure for Parkinson's.

The only treatment is medication or a deep brain stimulation. Both treatments are only temporary.

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