Saarbrücken based bioinformaticians trace down molecular signals of Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in the world, yet little is known about its causes and progression. To diagnose it early, make prognoses and develop therapies, biomarkers that indicate the development and course of the disease are needed. Bioinformaticians at Saarland University have been searching for such biomarkers, focusing on ribonucleic acids (RNA). In their study, which is now published in the journal ‚Nature Aging‘, they show that the level of non-coding RNAs in the blood of a Parkinson’s patient can be used to track the course of the disease.

Quelle: IDW Informationsdienst Wissenschaft