Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Potential therapeutic target for Parkinson's disease

Investigations by scientists in Japan illustrate how the loss of a key mitochondrial protein facilitates the progression of Parkinson's disease. The findings are published in Nature Communications (June 2017).

Genetics

Unravelling the genetic mystery behind mitochondrial disease

Researchers from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute in Melbourne have identified two new genes linked to a major cause of mitochondrial disease. Their research opens the way for better genetic diagnosis of the disease ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Increased dementia risk in women—a matter of proteins?

Gender-specific differences between the levels and structures of proteins present in the white matter and the mitochondria of the brains of men and women suffering from dementia have been revealed for the first time in a ...

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