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Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by the loss of the dopamine-producing brain cells that help regulate movement. PD patients are unable to control body movements and often have body tremors or trembling of the hands, arms and legs. PD can also cause emotional disturbances.

In order to create more effective treatments for PD, Yerkes researchers are studying the neural networks that play critical roles in the pathophysiology of PD.

Yerkes Investigators Studying Parkinson's Disease