Bacteria in Gut Can Promote Parkinson’s by Altering Brain’s Immune Reactions, Study Says

Bacteria in Gut Can Promote Parkinson’s by Altering Brain’s Immune Reactions, Study Says
Bacterial infections in the intestines may trigger Parkinson’s progression by altering the immune system and damaging dopaminergic neurons, according to an early study supporting a “gut-brain” connection in this disease. The findings, “Intestinal infection triggers Parkinson’s disease-like symptoms in Pink1−/− mice,” were published as a letter in Nature. A letter is a short report of original research that is of ... read more
Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2019-07-22By Catarina Silva