Lipids Predict a Slippery Path Towards Parkinson’s Disease

As neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease wreak havoc on the brain and on our aging society, scientists race to identify factors that trigger neuronal demise and determine how to stop them. Because neurons can’t be replaced, it is important to detect signs of stress in the brain early, before brain cells pass the point of no return. Scientists recently combined lipidomics with genetics and discovered that lipids are an underestimated player in neurodegeneration. In this episode, Niki Spahich and Nele Haelterman from The Scientist's Creative Services Team spoke with Melissa Vos, a neuroscientist at the Institute of Neurogenetics at the University of Lübeck, to learn more.

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Melissa Vos, PhD
Junior Group Leader
Institute of Neurogenetics, Lübeck
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