November 6, 2000
Baylor College Of Medicine
Although many genes are known to be responsible for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington disease, there is little understanding of how they cause neurons to degenerate and die. But, scientists at Baylor College of Medicine are beginning to track down the molecular accomplices to these devastating disorders.
HOUSTON (Nov. 2, 2000) -- "Death of a Neuron" isn't on any best seller list, but it continues to be one of the greatest mysteries in medical science, causing millions around the world to suffer from disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington disease.
The above story is based on materials provided by Baylor College Of Medicine. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.
Cite This Page:
Baylor College Of Medicine. "New Genes Implicated In Neurodegenerative Diseases." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 6 November 2000. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/11/001106060646.htm>.
Baylor College Of Medicine. (2000, November 6). New Genes Implicated In Neurodegenerative Diseases. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/11/001106060646.htm
Baylor College Of Medicine. "New Genes Implicated In Neurodegenerative Diseases." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/11/001106060646.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).