Potential way to protect neurons in Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, ALS

Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 12:31 in Health & Medicine

Neurons lacking a substance called caspase-2 were better able to withstand pesticide-induced damage to energy centers known as mitochondria, scientists have reported. This finding could have implications for development of therapeutics for conditions such as Parkinson's disease.

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