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Progress in Understanding Dyskinesia

Long-term use of L-DOPA (levodopa), the most effective treatment for Parkinson’s disease, commonly leads to a movement problem called dyskinesia, a side effect that can be as debilitating as Parkinson’s disease itself.The latest issue of Science Daily reports on the discovery by a team at Columbia University, New York, of the underlying mechanism. Using a…

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New therapeutic principle for dyskinesia shows clinical effect

Involuntary dyskinetic movements induced by treatment with levodopa (L-dopa) are a common problem for people with Parkinson’s disease. Science Today reports that researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Lund University in Sweden seem to be close to a novel therapy for this distressing side effect. A treatment study published in the scientific periodical Brain shows that…

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