"What we have here is a case where the molecular target has been shown to be important to Parkinson's in human genetic studies," says Shokat. "And now we have a drug that specifically acts on this target and reverses the cellular causes of the disease."
The active ingredient in an over-the-counter skin cream might do more than prevent wrinkles. Scientists have discovered that the drug, called kinetin, also slows or stops the effects of Parkinson's disease on brain cells.
if successful in that group the drug could later be tested in a wider array of Parkinson's patients