Caffeine-based drugs may halt Parkinson’s progress-Prelims-2017

  • Scientists have developed novel caffeine-based chemical compounds that show promise in preventing the progression of Parkinson’s disease.
  • Parkinson’s disease attacks the nervous system, causing uncontrolled shakes, muscle stiffness, and slow, imprecise movement, chiefly in middle-aged and elderly people.
  • Parkinson’s disease is caused by the loss of brain cells (neurons) that produce dopamine, an essential neurotransmitter that allows neurons to “talk” to each other.

Source:The Hindu

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