Salk Institute Awarded Historic $42 Million Grant From the Helmsley Charitable Trust (image) Salk Institute Share Print E-Mail Caption This image is based on a stem cell study that may help unravel how a genetic mutation leads to Parkinson's symptoms. Salk researchers found that a common genetic mutation involved in Parkinson's disease deforms the membranes (green) surrounding the nuclei (blue) of neural stem cells. The discovery may lead to new ways to diagnose and treat the disease. Credit Photo: Courtesy of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies Usage Restrictions News media reproduction to illustrate this story permitted with proper attribution as provided above. For one time use only. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.