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Blocking Brain Enzyme Corrects Motor Symptoms in Mice

(December 28, 2016) – New drug research shows promising results in mice bred to develop the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. A team in Finland finds that blocking an enzyme called prolyl oligopeptidase clears the mice’s brains of alpha-synuclein, an accumulated protein that is a hallmark of Parkinson’s disease, halts further brain damage, and corrects movement impairment. Read more

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