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JAN 10, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Gene Therapy Treatment For Parkinson's Disease Shows Promise, Researchers Say

A gene therapy for Parkinson's disease has produced promising results in its first patient trial, say researchers. The ProSavin treatment uses an inert virus to carry corrective genes directly into the striatum region of the brain that controls movement. It is designed to convert ordinary nerve cells into factories for making dopamine, the signalling chemical that is lost in Parkinson's patients. SEE ALSO: Gene Discovery Could Hold The Key To Treating Alzheimer's And Parkinson's Disease Depression Can 'Triple Risk Of Parkinson's Disease' Lack of dopamine activity leads to the common ... Read More

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