Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects over 1 million people in the United States ( 1 ). A neurotransmitter called dopamine is important for your body’s ability to move. Dopamine comes from a part of the brain called the substantia nigra and other brain regions ( 2 ). In Parkinson’s, cells within the substantia nigra become impaired or die, leading to reduced dopamine levels and movement difficulties associated with the disease. Currently, the cause of this is unknown ( 2 ). However, recent advances in […]

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