$8.9M Grant Will Drive Research Into Gut-to-brain Protein Spread

$8.9M Grant Will Drive Research Into Gut-to-brain Protein Spread

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$8.9M Grant Will Drive Research Into Gut-to-brain Protein Spread

A neurological surgery professor from Weill Cornell Medicine and his team will use a three-year, $8.9 million research grant to investigate how abnormal protein clumps in the gut can spread to the brain and help drive the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. This grant, from the Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s initiative, called ASAP, will further research suggesting that these protein clumps, or aggregates, initially form in the nerve cells in the intestines and “trigger the classic…

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