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Researchers Suggest New Theory for How Parkinson's Disease Develops

(March 1, 2017) - The toxic protein behind Parkinson's disease may not spread like an infection from nerve cell to nerve, according to a new theory by Technion and Harvard University scientists. Instead, the protein, called alpha-synuclein, may simultaneously affect all parts of the nervous system inside and outside of the brain. The researchers propose that their findings could change how Parkinson's is treated. Read more...