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The new method of fighting Parkinson’s is already ready for the first human test. A technique developed by Harvard scientists is to implant a special mesh into the patient’s brain. According to researchers, this will also help to combat other neurological diseases.

Parkinson’s disease is now completely incurable and sooner or later ends with the patient’s death. Over the past few years, scientists have been working on ways to delay its development, and one of the promising ideas to combat this dreaded disease is Harvard University researchers.

A team of researchers announced last year that it has created a special mesh that is injected into the patient’s brain to help Parkinson’s disease and other neurological diseases. After the success of the mouse tests, the new technique is ready for the first clinical trials in humans.

The grid created by the researchers is made of gold and polymers and is so thin that it can be fitted into the needle of the syringe and its attachment is uncomplicated. All you need to do is make a small hole in your skull so you can connect it to your computer.

The connection is necessary for the time being as it allows for ongoing monitoring of brain activity and provide it with electrical impulses that prevent neuronal deaths due to the development of the disease. In the future, scientists plan to equip the grid with an implanted power source and a control computer, eliminating the need to connect the cables to the computer.

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