Researchers at the Max-Planck Institute for Aging Diseases in Cologne, Germany and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden have found a new way to fight serious degenerative brain diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. The interplay between nerve cells and mitochondria is at the heart of this, they write in a study published in the journal Science Advances.

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Author profile picture Maurits Kuypers graduated as a macroeconomist from the University of Amsterdam, specialising in international work. He has been active as a journalist since 1997, first for 10 years on the editorial staff of Het Financieele Dagblad in Amsterdam, then as a freelance correspondent in Berlin and Central Europe. When it comes to technological innovations, he always has an eye for the financial feasibility of a project.