Tag : Neurodegenerative Conditions

Our appendix: A contributing factor in the development of Parkinson’s Disease?

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We all learnt it growing up: the appendix is a useless relic from our evolutionary past, only used to help digest the bark we consumed as cave men and women. But research has now identified this (often dismissed) organ’s role in monitoring pathogens in the immune system. What’s more, it … Read More

Science | Have we found the key to curing Alzheimers?

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Scientists are optimistic for the imminent development of a drug that can treat those suffering from brain diseases, following a British study that established a targeted approach which halts the death of neurons. Neurodegenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntingdon’s disease, are all characterized by the accumulation of misfolded proteins … Read More