Study shows how neurons decline as Parkinson’s develops

Posted by on April 28, 2016 1:45 pm
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Researchers are studying changes in Parkinson’s-affected cells at various stages of the disease, long before any symptoms are evident. Parkinson’s is marked by the degeneration and death of cells called dopamine neurons. These neurons are found in a brain structure called the substantia nigra. The researchers studied mice in which only these neurons are affected by a genetic mutation.

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