Faulty Energy Production in Brain Cells Leads to Disorders Ranging From Parkinson's to Intellectual Disability, Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologies and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Study

Published: May 17, 2013

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Neuroscientist Patrik Verstreken of VIB (Flanders Institute for Biotechnology) and KU Leuven has shown for the first time that dysfunctional mitochondria in brain cells can lead to learning disabilities. The link between dysfunctional mitochondria and Parkinson's disease is known, but this new research shows that it is also present in other brain disorders.

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