UCF scientists develop new Parkinson’s Disease screening tool

A team of University of Central Florida scientists is using breakthrough gene-editing technology to create a new screening tool for Parkinson’s Disease.

The technology allows scientists to “light up” and monitor brain protein called alpha-synuclein, which has been associated with Parkinson’s Disease.

“Alpha-synuclein is a protein that is normally found in the brain. We all have it,” said Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences doctoral student Levi Adams, who also is one of the lead researchers…