It is estimated that one-million people in the U-S currently has Parkinson’s disease. Now there is hope on the horizon for those who currently suffer and for those that may develop the illness. Researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center have developed a new vaccine that would not cure the disease but could reverse the neurological damage. Dr. Howard Gendleman heading the project and hopes the vaccine will be safe to test on humans soon.
Dr. Gendleman says they hope the vaccine will halt the progression of Parkinson’s but it is not a cure. Most of the nerve cells are damaged but not yet destroyed. He is hoping they can reverse the damage.
Symptoms and signs of Parkinson’s include stiffness of movement and uncontrollable shaking.