October 2019 archive

Parkinson’s Disease: The Stars in Our Brains


By Angela Spivey / Photos by Alex Boerner More than 10 million people worldwide—about 1 percent of people over age 60—live with Parkinson’s disease. There are treatments that can help control symptoms, but there is no cure. The hallmark of the disease is the death of certain brain cells—neurons that produce dopamine. Most Parkinson’s researchers …

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