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Brain tissues help scientists understand Parkinson's

Wednesday December 30, 2009

China View - Scientists can understand the progression of the condition of the Parkinson's disease from an earlier stage, Britain's Parkinson's Disease Society (PDS) said after studying the brain tissue along with the lifestyle histories of youngsters with Parkinson's, according to news reports on Wednesday.

Director in PDS's R&D, Dr. Kieran Breen, said that they are optimistic about finding a treatment for people with the Parkinson's. Breen, together with his colleagues, indicated that they are delighted with the response to their appeal to the brain tissues so far.

"Scientific research on brains from people both with and without Parkinson's is essential to help us move closer to our goal," said Dr. Breen.

Earlier last month, published in the Cell Transplantation journal, a research suggested that nerve cells lost in Parkinson's could be supplemented using cells from a person's own brain.