Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder, after Alzheimer's disease. The disease is characterised by movement and cognitive problems but is known to become established in the brain a long time before patients are diagnosed.
World Parkinson's Day is celebrated to create awareness about the disease and it also marks the birthday of James Parkinson, a London physician, who first described the disease. Know the signs and causes of the disorder.
The researcehrs found that in the running mice, exercise increased brain and muscle expression of a key protective gene called DJ-1, compared to control transgenic animals which had locked running wheels.