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October 23, 2004

Gene Discovery for Parkinson's Disease, Histamine is Key to Narcolepsy

"Researchers have found a new gene mutation responsible for a common form of inherited Parkinson's disease, a discovery that may eventually aid in treating all types of the degenerative brain disorder."

"Scientists studying an animal model of narcolepsy have found that histamine-activated brain cells are key to wakefulness."

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October 02, 2004

Ancient Virus Protein Linked to Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's and Epilepsy Linked with Depression

"Syncytin, a virus protein that has been around for millions of years, may play a role in the nerve damage that occurs with multiple sclerosis (MS), scientists report in the journal Nature Neuroscience."

"Patients with chronic brain diseases such as Parkinson's disease and epilepsy have an unusually high rate of depression, too -- suggesting links between the conditions."

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