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Molecular ‘on/off’ switch for Parkinson’s discovered by Dundee scientists

Scientists in Dario Alessi’s group at the University of Dundee have discovered a new molecular switch that may be the key to why nerve cells die in Parkinson’s.

Around 5% of people with Parkinson’s inherit genes that directly cause the condition. And this research sheds new light on how genetic mutations in a gene called PINK1 lead to rare early onset forms of Parkinson’s. This could lead to new treatments. You can find more details in the article published in the journal Open Biology.

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