The Appendix and Parkinson’s – Are we Better Off Without One?

The Appendix and Parkinson’s – Are we Better Off Without One?
Researchers at the Van Andel Institute in Michigan have published a research report - which was partly supported by The Cure Parkinson's Trust - in the prestigious journal, Science Translational Medicine. The study reports that the human appendix contains high levels of misfolded alpha-synuclein protein and that removal of the appendix decreased one’s risk of developing Parkinson’s. Alpha synuclein is a protein ... read more
Source: The Cure Parkinson’s TrustPublished on 2019-04-29