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Aug 4, 2021

Repair of Mitochondrial Recycling Defect Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Summary: An experimental small molecule helped restore the removal of mitochondria from dopamine-producing neurons in the brain. The findings may help in the development of new therapies for Parkinson’s disease.

Source: Life.

Treating mice that have a Parkinson’s disease-causing mutation with a small molecule compound restores the removal of damaged mitochondria from their brain cells, shows a study published today in eLife.

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  1. Steven E Cooper says:

    What is the key that will unlock the mysteries of the body? I think it’s molecular biochemistry. The body is DNA trying to use different forms to survive with the goal of DNA living forever.

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