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Antioxidant Diapocynin Prevents Parkinson’s Disease Motor Symptoms in Mice

June 24, 2013 - A new study on a mouse model of Parkinson's disease suggests that a synthetic antioxidant molecule called diapocynin may be a viable preventative measure against the progression of motor symptoms. Diapocynin may offer protection against the usual symptoms for people with Parkinson's disease, according to researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Iowa State University. In future studies, the researchers hope to figure out the exact molecular mechanisms by which antioxidants like diapocynin protect neurons from degeneration. Click here for more information.