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Pathologies of Ageing: Parkinson's disease

Lecture by Miquel Vila

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Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s. There is no cure for Parkinson’s disease as yet but can it be avoided by slowing down ageing? Lecture by Miquel Vila, ICREA research professor at the Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR).

The main risk factor for Parkinson’s disease is advancing age and, accordingly, its incidence is rising as the life expectancy of the population increases. Is Parkinson’s disease, then, pathological ageing or is it the inevitable result of normal brain ageing? In the latter case, if people lived long enough would everyone end up getting Parkinson’s disease? Would it be possible to avoid Parkinson’s disease by slowing down or reversing neuronal ageing?

Lecture by Miquel Vila, ICREA research professor at the Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR).

Presented by: Núria Jar, freelance journalist.

Presenters: Núria Jar

Participants: Miquel Vila

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Pathologies of Ageing: Parkinson's disease

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s. There is no cure for Parkinson’s disease as yet but can it be avoided by slowing down ageing? Lecture by Miquel Vila, ICREA research professor at the Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR).

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