Swansea Uni discovery over Parkinson's treatment

Scientists at Swansea University say they have identified molecules than play an important role in the survival and production of nerve cells in the brain - and and may be significant in the long-term for treating several diseases, such as Parkinson's.

This finding opens the possibility of using steroid-type molecules in future regenerative medicine, since new dopamine-producing cells created in the laboratory could be used for transplantation to patients with Parkinson's Disease.

– Dr Yuqin Wang at Swansea University’s Institute of Mass Spectrometry

Their research is being done in collaboration with the Karolinka Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.