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Rush testing if genetic clues identify best candidates for Parkinson's surgery

20:00 EDT 30 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(Rush University Medical Center) A new clinical trial is testing whether a common genetic mutation makes Parkinson's Disease patients more likely to suffer cognitive decline after deep brain stimulation surgery. This information would help neurologists identify the best candidates for this procedure and targets different brain areas based on that genetic information.

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