Development in the Fight Against Parkinson's Disease

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By Molly Clifton

A protein known to play a role in the development of Parkinson’s disease is able to enter and harm cells in the same way that viruses do.

The study from Loyola university says the protein helps release enzymes that are toxic to the cell.

Researchers say the finding could eventually lead to the development of new therapies to delay the onset of the disease or slow its progression.

 

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