Preventing damage to mitochondria key to brain health.

In Aging, Brain Circuitry, Brain Disorders, Brain General Structure and Function, Brain Science by Brainy Days Ahead

Damaged mitochondria are known to produce harmful molecules that injure the cell – oxidative stress – so it is vital that the brain is able to keep mending, removing, and replacing them. Academics at The University of Nottingham have discovered that a faulty waste disposal system in neurons leads to damaged mitochondria that produce less energy. Their research supports previous evidence that patients with Parkinson’s Disease have faults with brain mitochondria which contribute to dysfunction and death within their neurons.