Firstpost | 26/06/2020 03:35 PM | Click to read full article
Scientists are developing a one-off treatment that appears to permanently cure Parkinson's disease in mice. They hope that the same approach can be used to treat a wide range of neurodegenerative conditions in human beings.
Parkinson's and other types of dementia occur when neurons become damaged and die. Scientists have spent decades trying to come up with treatments to protect the brain cells. Study authors have now been able to achieve this by altering a single gene.