Research on Quebec’s Rare Brain Disease Could Help Unravel the Common Ones | 80beats

Scientists have pinpointed the cause of a rare,fatal neurodegenerative disorder called ARSACS or autosomal recessive spastic ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay.The disease is due to defects in the neuron’s mitochondria, the bit of biological machinery that generates energy for the cell, a structure known to be affected in Parkinson’s.

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Research on Quebec’s Rare Brain Disease Could Help Unravel the Common Ones | 80beats