Swe­dish sci­en­tists tested a cock­tail of mole­cu­les in mice with Par­kin­son-like sym­ptoms.

After tre­at­ment, the mice’s sym­ptoms appeared to impro­ve.

The revo­lu­tio­na­ry approach may over­ta­ke brain cell trans­plants, which was pre­vious­ly thought to be the only hope of a cure.

Accord­ing to stu­dy aut­hor Dr Ernest Are­nas, this new tre­at­ment will not requi­re the immu­ne sys­tem-sup­pres­sing drugs nee­ded in trans­plants.

The the­ra­py makes dopa­mi­ne-pro­du­cing cells from tho­se alrea­dy in the brain, mea­ning pati­ents will not reject them, which is a risk with trans­plants, he said.

Alt­hough the poten­ti­al cure could trans­form Parkinson’s tre­at­ment, sci­en­tists warn fur­ther ani­mal stu­dies are nee­ded befo­re the approach can be tried in humans.

Pro­fes­sor David Dex­ter, depu­ty direc­tor, Parkinson’s UK said: ‚Fur­ther deve­lop­ment of this tech­ni­que is now nee­ded,‘ the BBC repor­ted.

‚If suc­cess­ful, it would turn this approach into a via­ble the­ra­py that could impro­ve the lives of peop­le with Parkinson’s and, ulti­mate­ly, lead to the cure that mil­li­ons are wai­ting for.‘

This comes after sci­en­tists from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Oxford found infec­tion with hepa­ti­tis B and C viru­ses rai­ses the risk of Parkinson’s by up to 76 per cent.

This is thought to be due to the viru­ses tar­ge­ting the motor sys­tem once they lea­ve the liver.

Quel­le: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4405122/Scientists-closer-finding-Parkinson-s-cure.html

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