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Caption: Dr. Ana Maria Cuervo has discovered why toxic clumps of proteins accumulate in brain cells of those with a familial form of Parkinson's disease. The paper was published online March 3 in Nature Neuroscience. Dr. Cuervo is professor of developmental & molecular biology and the Robert and Renee Belfer Chair for the Study of Neurodegenerative Diseases at Einstein. See accompanying release.
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