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Substantial Matters: Life & Science of Parkinson’s

Jul 18, 2017

For decades, most people with Parkinson’s disease have been able to control symptoms with levodopa and other drugs. But researchers have yet to find a way to protect neurons in the brain to slow down or stop progression of Parkinson’s. Dr. David K. Simon discusses how modern genetics can be a guide to developing new drugs that might preserve nerve cells and – ultimately – keep Parkinson’s from progressing.