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Date:4/25/2014

p>The fact that they start to be tricky is to a large extent a matter of getting older and older. We used to wear out earlier and we died much younger before the body's 'system error' started to play up. We can now grow to be very old, but our bodies are by no means designed to be so old. We should therefore not expect a simple explanation of why conditions like Parkinson's disease arise, even though we are now in better control of the oligomers. Parkinson's is a kind of 'wear and tear' situation and, just from our own car mechanic, we know that there are numerous different ways a car can be worn out and the same applies here. "In a way, it's very existential. We can't live forever, and this is one explanation of why not," says Professor Otzen. "This type of thing just starts to happen when we get old, but we can hopefully postpone and minimise the consequences so that we can remain hale and hearty to an even greater extent when we reach a ripe old age," he adds.


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Contact: Daniel Otzen
dao@inano.au.dk
45-20-72-52-38
Aarhus University
Source:Eurekalert

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