New study puts gut microbiome at the center of Parkinson’s disease pathogenesis

New research says the gut microbiome is involved in multiple pathways in the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease. The findings show a wide imbalance in microbiome composition in persons with Parkinson’s disease. The investigators employed metagenomics, the study of genetic material recovered directly from the stool microbiome of persons with PD and neurologically healthy control subjects.

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