A new study funded in part by the Parkinson’s Foundation shows how the loss of brain neurons in Parkinson’s disease (PD) could, in part, result from an attack by a person’s own immune system. Furthermore, the researchers link this attack to alpha-synuclein – the protein that forms toxic clumps in the brain cells of people with PD. The results appear in the June 21 online edition of Nature.
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