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Pre-clinical study suggests Parkinson’s could start in the gut.

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder exhibiting far-reaching clinical manifestations, with recent research focusing on gut-brain interactions involving the gut microbiota.  However, researchers understand little about the link between this gut-brain axis and Parkinson’s.  Now, a study led by researchers from Duke University identifies alpha-synuclein, a protein implicated in Parkinson’s, inside endocrine cells populating the small intestines.  The team

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