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Brain cells 'burn out' in Parkinson's disease


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Brain cells 'burn out' in Parkinson's disease

 

Date: 28/08/2015

Brain cells in Parkinson's disease exhaust themselves and die prematurely, burning out like an "overheating motor", an early study suggests.

Canadian researchers say the findings might help explain why only small parts of the brain are affected in the disease.

Parkinson's is caused by a loss of nerve cells in certain areas of the brain - but why these cells are vulnerable has been a mystery.

The work appears in Current Biology.

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Source: BBC

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