hope for PD genetics

here’s is a short news clip from Global BC documenting the work of Dr. Ferrer at UBC.

use this link to watch the video… (sorry, can’t figure out how to embed a video from global TV!)

http://www.globaltvbc.com/video/health+headlines++aug+30/video.html?v=2112040009&p=1&s=dd#health+headlines

It’s a positive message inspiring hope for a cure for PD, using genetic research, in our lifetime.

Recently, Dr. Ferrer has implicated another gene in PD. When cells are stressed, this gene normally makes a protein which helps recycle cell waste. However, in PD, this gene doesn’t do it’s job and “junk” builds up. This can help explain the role of “Lewy bodies” in PD, which are collections of discarded protein that remain trapped in certain brain cells.

enjoy! much love

p.s. been doing lots of walking this past week, which is why I haven’t been posting… lots of adventures to share!

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