Parkinson’s disease and vision loss may share genetic origins

Recent research has suggested a link between Parkinson’s disease and vision loss. The study, led by Dr. Chris Elliot at the University of York’s Biology department, has associated a genetic mutation responsible for Parkinson’s disease with low visual acuity. While the neurodegenerative disorder is most often characterized by movement difficulties, slowness, and tremor, there can also […]

Stem cells offer easy and cheap way to evaluate disease therapies

In a recent study, researchers demonstrated a unique method that utilizes stem cells as targets for disease treatment. The study, led by Gabsang Lee, D.V.M., Ph.D., was performed at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Several years ago, Lee wanted to see if stem cells could be used to form specialized diseased cells, which […]