Lately, a team of researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston has found that brain cells can be protected from toxic free radicals, when the protein PGC-la activates the brain's anti-oxidant defense system. Their research with rodents and laboratory cultured
human brain cells explicated that the failure of brain's anti-oxidant defense system can cause many diseases like heart attack, cancer, stroke and aging. The experts also said that the new findings will lead to develop new drugs to activate the anti-oxidant system in the brain so as to deal with the diseases like Parkinson's, Huntington's, and Alzheimer's.