Brain chemical lost in Parkinson’s may contribute to its own demise

In a hopeful note, treating dopamine-producing nerve cells with antioxidants lessened damage

illustration of neurons

DOPAMINE DAMAGE  In Parkinson's disease, a dangerous form of the chemical messenger dopamine may help destroy the nerve cells that produce it, a new study suggests.


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