A Very Specific Kind of Brain Cell Dies Off in People with Parkinsons
By: Laura Sanders
After reading this article about the kind of cell that removes in people with Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease affects the nervous system and any part of the body where the nerves controls. According to Mayo Clinic, the symptoms for this disease are tremors, rigid movements, bradykinesia, speech & writing changes, and impaired balance. There is no reported cure for Parkinson's except for medications that improves the symptoms. In the U.S. 1 million people are likely to have Parkinson's disease compared to a total population of 340 million according to World Meters. The article talks about how the dopamine cells in the substantia nigra that is categorized into ten different groups. Scientists found out that one of the cell types was diminished after examining a dead patient with Parkinson's. I found this article very interesting and learned so much about this disease that people unfortunately face.