Is Parkinson’s A Prion Disease?

The Journal of Neuroscience recently featured a debate over the hypothesis that Parkinson’s disease is, at least in some cases, caused by a prion-like mechanism – misfolded proteins that spread from neuron to neuron. A prion is a protein that has taken on an abnormal shape and that can spread itself by making other, healthy … Continue reading Is Parkinson’s A Prion Disease?