AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 27, Number 1, 2018

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Indicators of Parkinson's Disease Risk Found in Unexpected Places

Clues that point toward new risk mechanisms for developing Parkinson’s disease are hiding in some unusual spots, according to a study published in Scientific Reports. Tiny changes in DNA that have been linked to Parkinson’s, the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s, were found not only in brain cells, where they were expected, but also in liver, fat, immune and developmental cells. These findings may one day contribute to the development of preventative interventions before the disease’s effects become pronounced. To read more, click here.

Calendar/Courses

Second International Brain Mapping Course
April 26-27, 2018; New Orleans

Surgical Approaches to Skull Base
April 26-28, 2018; St. Louis, MO

2018 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting
April 28-May 2, 2018; New Orleans

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