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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 22 June 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 25, p. nf46
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.25.nf46]

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Sticking It to Parkinson's Disease

Vaccination spares mice from brain damage

Mitch Leslie

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2005/25/nf46

Abstract: Vaccines have subdued once-dreaded killers such as polio and smallpox, and new research suggests they might help battle Parkinson's disease as well. Mice receiving shots containing a protein that accumulates in Parkinson's disease suffered less brain deterioration, suggesting a possible new means for fighting the incurable neurodegenerative illness.

Citation: M. Leslie, Sticking It to Parkinson's Disease. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (25), nf46 (2005).

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