Parkinson's: New treatment approach shows promise in brain cells.

 
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KARACHI -- New research shows that an innovative strategy for treating Parkinson's disease has proven successful in neurons that derive from people living with the condition. Dr. Dimitri Krainc, chair of neurology and director of the Center for Neurogenetics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL, is the last and corresponding author of the study, which appears in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative condition affecting more than 1 million people in the United States and 4 million adults or more across the world.

Although most Parkinson's cases occur in people without a family history...

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