Breakthrough in therapy to treat Parkinson’s disease

Australian researchers say they've made a huge breakthrough in the treatment of those with Parkinson’s disease.

Neuroscience Research Australia is hoping - with the funding from Shake It Up Australia Foundation - to accelerate the research so that it may reach human trials.

Researcher Professor Carolyn Sue said the new method to treat the disease “will actually help provide energy, a renewable source of energy to the braincells of patients with Parkinson’s disease”.

“It works by providing a protein which will help the batteries of the cell- the mitochondria, to recharge themselves and provide that vital energy that the cell needs to be able to work properly,” Professor Sue told Sky News Australia.

“At the moment, most treatments treat the symptoms only.”
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