Damage to Blood Vessels of Brain May Drive Parkinson’s Progression

Damage to Blood Vessels of Brain May Drive Parkinson’s Progression

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Damage to Blood Vessels of Brain May Drive Parkinson’s Progression

The cerebrospinal fluid, which surrounds the brain and spinal cord, of people with moderately severe Parkinson’s disease shows evidence that damage to blood vessels meant to protect the brain may be a key driver of disease progression, a study based on findings in a Phase 2 trial reported. This finding suggests that targeting ways to rebuild the blood-brain barrier — a highly selective membrane that shields the brain from pathogens and other insults carried in…

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