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2012-01-18 22:03:51

The accumulation of α-synuclein, a small, negatively charged protein, in neural cells, is one of the hallmarks of Parkinson's disease.

2012-01-17 16:55:55

Imagine if doctors could spot Parkinson’s disease at its inception and treat the protein that triggers it before the disease can sicken the patient.

2011-12-16 13:59:19

Parkinson's disease is marked by the abnormal accumulation of α-synuclein and the early loss of dopamine neurons in the substantia nigra region of the brain.

2011-12-01 01:47:31

A new research report appearing in the December issue of the FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) shows how scientists from the United Kingdom have developed a simple blood test to detect Parkinson's disease even at the earliest stages.

2011-10-07 11:01:36

A new study in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease shows for the first time the effects of α-Synuclein (α-syn) gene multiplication on mitochondrial function and susceptibility to oxidative stress in human tissue.

2011-10-05 19:11:29

New research suggests that small "seed" amounts of diseased brain proteins can be taken up by healthy neurons and propagated within them to cause neurodegeneration.

2011-08-15 12:16:27

A new study finds that a protein key to Parkinson's disease has likely been mischaracterized.

2011-07-12 12:31:00

A small protein called SUMO might prevent the protein aggregations that typify Parkinson's disease (PD).

2011-07-12 07:37:42

A small protein called SUMO might prevent the protein aggregations that typify Parkinson's disease (PD), according to this study.


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