Episode 7: Genetics as a Guide to Neuroprotection in Parkinson’s Disease
For decades, most people with Parkinson’s have been able to control symptoms with levodopa and other drugs. But researchers have yet to find a way to protect neurons (brain cells) to slow down or stop progression of Parkinson’s. Dr. David K. Simon discusses how modern genetics can be a guide to developing new drugs that might preserve nerve cells and – ultimately – keep Parkinson’s from progressing.
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