Parkinson’s Gut Brain Connection

A new study builds on the growing hypothesis that Parkinson's disease may not originate in the brain
A new study builds on the growing hypothesis that Parkinson’s disease may not originate in the brain

A new paper published in the journal Nature Neuroscience is adding weight to the growing hypothesis suggesting the toxic protein clumps that cause Parkinson’s Disease begin aggregating in the gut before travelling to the brain. The study, led by scientists from Caltech, points to a particular enzyme that may prevent these proteins from initially clustering in the gut. read more