Parkinson’s – Stopping the Tremors

Parkinson’s disease has ravaged Jack Topham’s brain and crippled his body since he was just 32. Now, 12 years later, he undergoes desperate and risky deep brain surgery to regain his some of his physical life. He hopes he can live long enough to benefit from the cure leading Parkinson’s researchers believe they are close to discovering.

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Many scientists are convinced that a cure for Parkinson’s disease will be found within the next 10 to 15 years. With more than one million Parkinson’s disease sufferers in the United States alone, they’re in a race to make the breakthrough discovery. Research is progressing down a number of tracks, some controversial, all fascinating and promising great hope to families afflicted by Parkinson’s.

Parkinson’s–Stopping the Tremors follows three research projects—neurotrophic factors, brain cell transplants and genetic research—and looks at one risky cutting-edge surgical treatment that may turn back the clock for Parkinson’s sufferers.

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