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Parkinson's Discovery Yields Potential to 'Protect' Nerve Cells


July 29, 2013 – Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute in California have made a significant discovery that could lead to a new therapeutic strategy for Parkinson's disease. The findings, recently published online in the journal Molecular and Cell Biology, focus on an enzyme known as parkin. The report suggests that they have discovered the principal explanation for how parkin mutations lead to Parkinson's disease. Read more…