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Items Tagged ‘neurosciences’

January 9, 2017

Single Allele Mutation Heightens Risk of Early-Onset Parkinson’s

By Robert Nellis Robert Nellis (@bobnellis)

A collaboration of 32 researchers in seven countries, led by scientists at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida, found that a mutation in only one allele of a Parkinson’s gene, known as PINK1, increases the risk of early-onset disease. The finding, published recently in the journal Brain, addresses a longstanding debate about whether individuals need to […]

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Tags: gene mutation, neurosciences, Parkinson's disease, Wolfdieter Springer


March 20, 2015

Hope for reversing multiple sclerosis

By Robert Nellis Robert Nellis (@bobnellis)

In 1983, when Moses Rodriguez, M.D., established a small research lab to study multiple sclerosis (MS) at Mayo Clinic, he was told that he was wasting his time. Dr. Rodriguez, now an emeritus staff member, was trained as a physician in neurology. Adding basic science research to his portfolio would be impossible, he was told. […]

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Tags: biomedical research, multiple sclerosis, neurosciences


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