I've been reading about a new study carried out at the King’s College London which ha recently identified a new gene in fruit flies called HIFalpha (hypoxia inducible factor alpha), which could prove an effective target treatment for deactivating the gene in humans that cope with neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Leigh syndrome as the HIFalpha gene is also found in humans. These new findings could lead to new preventative treatments for such diseases in the future, apparently. The research is being carried out by Dr Joseph Bateman and his team, funded in part by the Welcome Trust. In summary, if a way can be found to switch off the gene in humans, we have a 'fix' to prevent worsening symptoms, maybe even a cure. The link is:
This seems to be quite an important finding, yet I can't find any reference to it on this web-site. Anybody know why?