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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