Category Archives: neurodegeneration

Scientists identify a role for main Parkinson’s gene in the brain.


Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a long-term neurodegenerative disorder of the central nervous system whose symptoms generally come on slowly over time, which mainly affects the motor system.  LRRK2 mutations are the most common genetic cause of Parkinson’s disease, however, LRRK2’s normal physiological role in the brain is unclear.  Now, a study from researchers at the National Institutes of Health shows

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