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Gene Silencing Emerges as Potential New Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

By |December 4, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

If you or a loved one suffer from Parkinson’s Disease, a breakthrough discovery might aid in your future treatment. Scientists have found a way to potentially regulate targeted genes as a form of therapy.

RNA Interference

National Institute of Health researchers found dozens of genes that may be used in the treatment process by utilizing RNA interference, or RNAi. The findings, though especially relevant to Parkinson’s, may also be used in conjunction with other diseases caused by damaged mitochondria.

In some cases of Parkinson’s, defective genes play a role in the development of the disease. These genes are biologically designed to help[…]