Scientists Unravel Secret Behind 130 Brain Diseases Like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Autism

Scientists Unravel Secret Behind 130 Brain Diseases Like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Autism

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brain illustrationScientists have isolated a set of proteins that accounts for over 130 brain diseases, including diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsies and forms of autism and learning disability.

The team showed that the protein machinery has changed relatively little during evolution, suggesting that the behaviors governed by and the diseases associated with these proteins have not changed significantly over many millions of years. The findings open several new paths toward tackling these diseases.

(READ the story in Science Daily)

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