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New research has identified direct evidence that the body’s immune system attacks the brain in Parkinson’s disease, seemingly confirming a theory of ‘autoimmunity’ which was first posited almost 100 years ago. The discovery could lead to strides forward in the treatment of the disease, with the research suggesting that immune system-suppressing drugs could be used to manage it.
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Parkinson's is a progressive neurological condition, affecting one person in every 500, 95% of which are over 40. It is caused by degeneration of more than 70% of the substantia nigra, which depletes the dopamine (the neurotransmitter involved in pro...