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Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease with devastating clinical manifestations. Recent research on Parkinson’s disease has focused on the gut-brain connection, examining patients’ gut bacteria. However, researchers understand little about what’s happening in the gut which leads to the hallmarks of Parkinson’s, such as tremors, stiffness and trouble walking. Now, a study led by researchers from Duke University shows
Original Article: Pre-clinical study suggests Parkinson’s could start in the gut.NEXT ARTICLE
Parkinson's is a progressive neurological condition, affecting one person in every 500, 95% of which are over 40. It is caused by degeneration of more than 70% of the substantia nigra, which depletes the dopamine (the neurotransmitter involved in pro...