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Recycling a “cell’s energy centres” could ward off Parkinson’s

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Scientists have long known that living cells are master recyclers, constantly breaking down old parts and building them back up into new molecular machines.

Now, researchers have taken a closer look at the life cycle of energy-generating cellular power plants—called mitochondria— inside brain cells, and how they might be recycled. They showed that genes associated with Parkinson’s disease play key roles in this process.

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