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Rutgers Researcher Finds Brain Connections May Reorganize In Parkinson's Disease

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Researchers at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, have discovered critical clues that may explain why parts of the brain damaged by Parkinson's disease, specifically those that control sensory-guided movements, aren't repaired by dopamine replacement therapy.

Researchers at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, have discovered critical clues that may explain why parts of the brain damaged by Parkinson's disease, specifically those that control sensory-guided movements, aren't repaired by dopamine replacement therapy. Parkinson's is the second most common neurodegenerative disease affecting older people in the United States and is characterized by a loss of dopamine in the basal ganglia portion of the brain.


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Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey. "Rutgers Researcher Finds Brain Connections May Reorganize In Parkinson's Disease." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/09/020905064941.htm (accessed April 15, 2014).

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