We recently had the chance to talk to David Phinney Foundation board member Peter Schmidt, PhD, about a study he worked on about how infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 enhances susceptibility to oxidative stress-induced parkinsonism.
In the first part of the presentation, Pete gives a brief introduction of what Parkinson’s is. His visuals really bring it to life and make it easy to understand. In part two, Pete talks about past and present studies that attempt to understand the role that infections have played in Parkinson’s and parkinsonisms.
Watch his presentation below.
COVID-19 and Oxidative Stress-Induced Parkinsonism
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To download the transcript, click here.
Mentioned and Additional Resources
- MTPT-Induced Parkinsonian Syndrome
- The MPTP Story
- NOVA; The Case of the Frozen Addict
- Reversal of Experimental Parkinsonism by Lesions of the Subthalamic Nucleus