Monthly Archives: June 2017

Pre-clinical study suggests Parkinson’s could start in the gut.


Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease with devastating clinical manifestations.  Recent research on Parkinson’s disease has focused on the gut-brain connection, examining patients’ gut bacteria.  However, researchers understand little about what’s happening in the gut which leads to the hallmarks of Parkinson’s, such as tremors, stiffness and trouble walking.  Now, a study led by researchers from Duke University shows

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