Feng: Treatment for Parkinson's Disease Speeds Up

Updated June 7, 2017

Jian Feng, PhD, professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, has found a faster way to screen for new treatments for Parkinson's disease. "With this new finding, we can now generate in a dish the neuronal misfiring that is similar to what occurs in the brain of a Parkinson's patient. A variety of studies and drug discovery efforts can be implemented on these human neurons to speed up the discovery of a cure for Parkinson's disease," said Feng.