Scientists find earliest clues of Parkinson's in brain
🧠Recent research from a small study has found what could be the earliest signs of Parkinson’s, years before patients showed symptoms.🧠
Researchers from King’s College London studied data from 14 individuals carrying a genetic mutation that puts them at high risk of developing the disease at some stage in their life. They also included data from 65 non-genetic Parkinson’s patients and 25 healthy volunteers.
It was found that changes in the serotonin system in the brains of Parkinson’s sufferers started to malfunction well before other symptoms occurred.
It is hoped that this can help with the discovery of new and better treatments that could slow the loss of brain cells in Parkinson’s. Scientists urge that further research is needed to understand this discovery.
The findings have been published in The Lancet Neurology.
Scientists said Thursday they had found the earliest signs of Parkinson’s disease in the brain years before patients show any symptoms, a discovery that could eventually lead to better screening for at-risk people. Parkinson’s, a neurodegenerative disorder that causes patients movement and cognitive
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