Einstein Researchers Discover Important Clue to Cause of Parkinson’s Disease

A glitch in the mechanism by which cells recycle damaged components may trigger Parkinson’s disease, according to a study by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The research, which appears in the January 2 advance online issue of The Journal of Clinical Investigation, could lead to new strategies for treating Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Researchers at Einstein and Beth Israel Identify Gene Mutation as Major Cause of Parkinson’s Among Ashkenazi Patients

Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and its Manhattan hospital affiliate, Beth Israel Medical Center, have found that a specific mutation in a single gene is a major cause of Parkinson’s disease among Ashkenazi (Eastern European) Jews. The report will appear in the January 26 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.