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Parkinson’s disease starts with sense of smell then spreads

New research suggests that misfolded proteins in Parkinson’s patients spread from the olfactory bulb (and regions that affect the gut) to other regions of the brain. “A major unmet medical need is a therapy that slows disease progression,” said Dr. Patrik Brundin, who leads Parkinson’s research at VAI and is senior author of the study. […]

Dr. Patrik Brundin

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Penn Students Searching for Treatment for Parkinson’s 1

Blocking the initiation of misfolding – now this would really be a great thing! We need to focus research more on fighting the degeneration itself, rather then just the symptoms. Description: “Awarded summer fellowships by the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, University of Pennsylvania student“ Source Link: http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/penn-students-searching-treatment-parkinson-s posted on my Facebook page: Parkinson’s News