Sunday, 23 June 2019

Parkinson’s disease spotted in brain before symptoms shown

Brain imaging showing loss in serotonin function as Parkinson's disease progresses
Source: Neurodegeneration Imaging Group, King's College London
An early warning signal for Parkinson's which appears years before any symptoms occur has been uncovered by scientists.

Researchers from King's College London found damage to the brain's serotonin system was an 'excellent marker' for the cruel disease.

Experts have hailed the findings, branding them 'fascinating' and saying they help to fit a 'crucial gap' in the knowledge of the condition.

Parkinson's takes hold in the brain years before patients notice symptoms, which include tremors and slow movement.


No comments:

Post a comment