Slowing Parkinson’s Disease

Researchers at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus are on a quest to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. Recent studies have indicated that vigorous exercise on a treadmill has been shown to slow Parkinson’s disease in patients and our faculty are one step closer to understanding the molecular reasons why.

Wenbo Zhou, PhD, research associate professor and Curt Freed, MD, professor of medicine and division head of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, published their research demonstrating that exercise boosts the expression of a protective gene called DJ-1.

Read the full article, “Researchers shed light on why exercise slows Parkinson’s,” on the CU Anschutz Today website.