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Parkinson's is partly an autoimmune disease, study finds

09:00 EDT 21 Jun 2017 | Medical Xpress

Researchers have found the first direct evidence that autoimmunity—in which the immune system attacks the body's own tissues—plays a role in Parkinson's disease, the neurodegenerative movement disorder. The findings raise the possibility that the death of neurons in Parkinson's could be prevented by therapies that dampen the immune response.

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