Parkinson's disease and primate research: past, present, and future.

  title={Parkinson's disease and primate research: past, present, and future.},
  author={Erlick A. C. Pereira and Tipu Z. Aziz},
  journal={Postgraduate medical journal},
  volume={82 967},
Scientific research involving non-human primates has contributed towards many advances in medicine and surgery. This review discusses its role in the progress made towards our understanding of Parkinson's disease and its treatment. Established medical treatments like dopamine agonists continue to need primate models to assess their efficacy, safety, and mechanism of action. The recently developed treatment of deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus required validation in primates… CONTINUE READING