AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 1, 2017

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New Model Recreates Early Spread of Parkinson's Disease in the Brain

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They’re two of the biggest mysteries in Parkinson’s disease research – where does the disease start? And how can it be sopped early in the process? Now,  a new laboratory model of Parkinson’s is giving scientists an inside look at what happens in the brain years before motor symptoms appear. Specifically, it demonstrates how abnormal alpha-synuclein proteins, which are strongly associated with Parkinson’s, gradually spread fro an area of the brain implicated in the early stages of the disease to other regions of the brain ultimately damaged by the disease. To read more, click here.

Calendar/Courses

Microsurgery Course Zurich
March 29-April 1, 2017; Zurich, Switzerland

12th World Congress on Brain Injury
March 29-April 1, 2017; New Orleans

2017 National Neuroscience Review
March 31-April 1, 2017; National Harbor, Md.

Brain & Brain PET 2017
April 1-4, 2017; Berlin, Germany

Neurosurgical Society of America Annual Meeting 2017
April 2-5, 2017; Jacksonville, Fla.

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