About Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease. PD may cause tremor, slowness of movement, stiffness and other symptoms that typically worsen gradually over time. The underlying cause of PD is not fully understood, but may result from damage to nerve cells in the brain (neurons) which produce dopamine, the chemical that helps regulate and control body movements. As more nerve cells become damaged, dopamine levels begin to drop, resulting in PD symptoms.

There are currently several FDA-approved medications available to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. However, there are no medications known to cure or even slow the progression of Parkinson's disease.

That is why we’re sponsoring the PROSEEK Study.