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Scientists find a role for Parkinson’s gene in the brain

A new study published in the journal Neuron sheds light on the normal function of LRRK2, the most common genetic cause for late-onset Parkinson’s disease. The study was supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health. For more than 10 years, scientists have known that

Parkinson’s gene focus of biology student’s research

MAR/5/2015 | POSTED BY MARISOL RAMIREZ Christine Noto remembers excitedly copying her fourth grade science textbook word for word. “I even remember drawing the pictures of the different levels of the atmosphere, too,” she said. “So I was a big dork. Still am.” She teases about her enthusiasm for science, but the senior biology major