#MySci411: University of Penna. Sheds Light on Parkinson’s Disease
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine in Philadelphia, believe they now have a better understanding of how Parkinson’s Disease develops in a human mind.
The study led by Virginia M.-Y. Lee, Ph.D., Director of the university’s Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CNDR) provides evidence that a particular brain protein, if damaged, can damage other healthy brain proteins, resulting eventually in what is known as Parkinson’s Disease.
Researchers believe that understanding how Parkinson’s develops will help them develop treatments and understand more about other neurological disorders.
Parkinson’s Disease is defined by the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md., as a disorder of the brain that leads to shaking and difficulty with walking, movement, and coordination.
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