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Powerful New Brain Scanners Offer Hope for Treating Some Parkinson’s Symptoms

Ultra-powerful brain scanners could offer hope for treating previously-untreatable symptoms in Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests.

Ultra-powerful brain scanners could offer hope for treating previously-untreatable symptoms in Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests.

Photographer: University of Cambridge/PA Media

Ultra-powerful brain scanners could offer hope for the treatment of previously-untreatable symptoms in Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests.

Both Parkinson's disease and a related disorder, progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), are progressive brain diseases that not only affect movement but also damage motivation and cognition.