The pursuit of Parkinson’s

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 10:45am

U scientists are gaining ground on Parkinson's disease on multiple fronts.


Dr. Jerrold Vitek headshot


“Parkinson’s patients are a bit like snowflakes,” says Jerrold Vitek, M.D., Ph.D., head of the Department of Neurology and director of the University’s Neuromodulation Research Center. “No two are alike. The symptoms can vary greatly from one patient to another — as can the effectiveness of the treatments available to them.”




So it only makes sense that researchers are pursuing Parkinson’s on many fronts. At the University of Minnesota, experts in neuroscience, magnetic resonance imaging, sleep science, and drug development are among the cadre of scientists striving to enhance the overall understanding of Parkinson’s, develop more effective treatments, and contribute to the development of a cure. 


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