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Archive for July 26, 2014

Save the Neurons: Fighting the Effects of Parkinsons

Photo credit goes to the The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

Photo credit goes to: the The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

Possibly one of the most famous cases of parkinson’s is Michael J. Fox. More than just the “shakes” parkinson’s can cause a whole host of other problems mentally and physically [things like lack of sleep, smell, and mood]. But now an experimental anti-inflammatory drug ,funded by the foundation with is namesake has been shown to protect vulnerable neurons and reduce motor deficits, at least in a rat model of Parkinson’s disease.

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