Parkinson’s disease ‘may start in gut’
By James Gallagher
Health and science reporter, BBC News website
Scientists in California say they have transformed understanding of Parkinson’s disease.
Their animal experiments, published in the journal Cell, suggest the brain disorder may be caused by bacteria living in the gut.
The findings could eventually lead to new ways of treating the disease, such as drugs to kill gut bugs or probiotics.
Experts said the results opened an “exciting new avenue of study”. Read more.
Published by BBC News December 2, 2016
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