Researchers Unravel Link Between Herbicide Exposure and Parkinson’s

Researchers Unravel Link Between Herbicide Exposure and Parkinson’s
After exposure to the herbicide paraquat, genes that may lead to Parkinson’s disease were identified using an innovative gene-editing technique. The study, “A CRISPR screen identifies a pathway required for paraquat-induced cell death,” was published in Nature Chemical Biology. Exposure to the herbicide paraquat is associated with Parkinson’s. Paraquat kills cells through a mechanism called oxidative stress, but how this ... read more
Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2017-10-27By Janet Stewart, MSc