Parkinson’s results from the deterioration of neurons in part of the brain called the basal ganglia.
Our study found lower levels of one type of immune cell – which may even be seen years before a person develops the disease.
Neurotrophic factors play an important role in protecting neurons – which is why researchers are investigating them as a treatment for Parkinson’s.
Alan Alda announced July 31, 2018 that he’s been living with Parkinson’s Disease. An expert on the disease explains new drugs and treatments.