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Medical News and Perspectives
January 26, 2005

Parkinson Disease Studies Yield Insights

JAMA. 2005;293(4):409-410. doi:10.1001/jama.293.4.409

San Diego—Although most cases of Parkinson disease (PD) are believed to result from some combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental exposures, much about how these factors conspire to destroy dopaminergic neurons remains elusive. New insights into the factors that give rise to PD and ways to counteract their effects are increasing the understanding of the disease and revealing novel approaches for treatment.

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