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Gene Research Offers Clues to Parkinson's Disease (HealthDay)

Source: HealthDay News

Dr. Andrew Feigin, Director, Experimental Therapeutics Unit, Susan and Leonard Feinstein Center for Neurosciences, comments on the link between gene mutations and Parkinson's disease.

In certain people with Parkinson's disease, mutations in the parkin gene disrupt the proper function of dopamine, the brain chemical that controls body movement.

The finding could lead to new treatments and screening methods for the disease, according to the University at Buffalo researchers...

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