Buck Institute Makes Promising Parkinson’s Breakthrough

Date Posted:
Jun 6, 2016

Researchers at the Buck Institute, lead by faculty member Julie Anderson PhD, have demonstrated that the same mechanisms that lead to neuronal cell death in mice genetically fated to develop Parkinson’s disease (PD) are involved in the much more common sporadic form of the age-related, neurodegenerative disorder that robs people of the ability to move normally. Their research, published in the journal Neurobiology of Disease, identifies new targets that show promise for drug development for an incurable condition that affects as many as one million Americans.

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