The next epidemic will be neurological diseases

In the next 40 years we could witness a epidemic never before seen, that of the neurodegenerative diseases , points Gregory Petsko , biochemist and researcher of proteins and its biochemical function in the body.

Petsko explains in less than 4 minutes his theory about the next epidemic of neurological diseases that is approaching if we do not start to develop serious iinvestments in medical research .

The researcher argues that if there is no cure or form of preventive medicine for diseases such as Parkinson's or Alzheimer's, by the year 2050, more than half of the population over the age of 80 will suffer from any of these conditions.

We present below your conference in the talks TED , where he explains his theory and the ways in which we can prevent it from happening:

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