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Jan 10, 2014 6:08 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

New gene therapy could help reduce some symptoms of Parkinson's

A new gene therapy could help reduce some symptoms of Parkinson's Disease.

Parkinson's patients commonly suffer from tremors, limb stiffness, and balance problems because of a lack of the chemical dopamine in their brain.

The new treatment injects an inactive virus into patients that prompts brain cells to make dopamine.

Researchers found it improved motor function in all patients during a clinical study.

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