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Treatment for Parkinson's Successful in Mice

A new study concluded electrical stimulation of the spinal cord of rodents can reverse some of the worst symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

March 23, 2009

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Treatment for Parkinson's Successful in Mice

A new study concluded electrical stimulation of the spinal cord of rodents can reverse some of the worst symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

 

Researchers at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., developed a prosthetic device to deliver electrical stimulation to the dorsal column in the spinal cords of mice.

 

The National Parkinson Foundation estimates 1.5 million Americans have Parkinson’s disease and another 60,000 are diagnosed each year. The condition causes impairment of the affected person’s motor skills, speech and several other functions.

 

Source:  eFluxMedia,  New Treatment for Parkinson's Disease Proves Successful in Mice

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