Parkinson's Disease: "big" breakthrough

Scientists in Leicester say they've made what they call "an amazing new advance" in the battle against Parkinson's Disease - using fruit flies.

Parkinson's Disease: Leicester scientists explain their "big breakthrough"

by Peter Bearne

Scientists in Leicester say they've made "an amazing new advance" in the battle against Parkinson's Disease. By experimenting on fruit flies, they've discovered that folic acid can prevent the disease developing.

A treatment for the incurable condition is still a long way off. But the Medical Research Council believes it's a big step forward. Peter Bearne reports.