A zebrafish brain, with dopamine-producing nerve cells in red and the stem cells that produce them in green. Thomas Becker, The University of Edinburgh
More insight into Parkinson’s disease - brain short science news

Brain cells that produce dopamine are the ones that are lost in Parkinson’s disease patients.

A new study has found that these cells regenerate constantly from a pool of specialized stem cells in the brains of zebrafish, and that the immune system plays a key role in this.

Understanding how the immune system does this precisely could lead to novel treatment options for Parkinson’s disease patients.

Read the full story: University of Edingburgh
Scientific publication: Journal of Neuroscience