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Mosaic Neurons May Explain a Mystery of Neurodegenerative Disease

News   Feb 18, 2019 | Original Press Release from the University of Virginia

 
Mosaic Neurons May Explain Parkinson's Mystery

Michael McConnell, PhD, of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, has identified an explanation for the mysterious death of specific brain cells seen in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases. Credit: Dan Addison, University of Virginia Communications

 
 
 

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