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Novel findings in Parkinson and influenza research

Novel findings in Parkinson and influenza research

This week, we highlight two recent publications in MedZine. One of them is a publication in Cell by researchers of the John Hopkins Institue for Cell Engineering. The cell biologists from Baltimore performed pioneering research into the mechanisms behing the onset of Parkinson’s disease (PD) by a mutation in LRRK2. The other article, by scientists of the McGill University of Montreal published in Immunity, deals with the role of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in influenza A infection. The researchers showed that inhibition of PGE2 causes an increase in the survival rate of mice, when infected with a lethal dose of the influenza virus. Continue reading

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