Originally Posted by lurkingforacure
Dr. Newport admits that if a cell is dead, that it is highly unlikely it can be brought back to life...but if it is merely sick, malfunctioning, stressed, it can be brought back to health. This seems to be borne out by her and her husband's experience with Alz. Her book is "Alzheimer's Disease: What if there was a cure?".
This brings to mind some interesting things about PD that are brought to light in neuroimaging advancements and the quest for biochemical measures in diagnosis.
When neuroimaging is done in PD, there is absolutley no correlation between disease severity and the quantity of Lewy Bodies, so someone who is barely symptomatic can have many more of these "markers" or neuronal death while someone more clinically severe may have very few of them.
The other oddity is that for 400 + years they have attempted to use Cerebral Spine Fluid to read levels of the Dopamine metabolite and they can not come up with consistent results nor, once again, does clinical severity correlate to these levels.
I wonder if this is because they are somehow suppressed rather than out right lost.