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Use these headings in your review of one primary article:

Introduction – Give a brief introduction (1-3 sentences) to give the necessary background to the study and state its purpose (in your own words). Why was the study conducted? What was it about?

Procedures – In your own words, describe the specifics of what this study involved. Who were the subjects? How were they grouped? What did they have the subjects do? Under what conditions? For how long? What was measured? What was being compared?

Findings – In your own words discuss the major findings and results. How useful or significant is this (what did the author(s) say about it?)

Conclusions – In your own words, summarize the researchers’ conclusions. What was the major outcome of the study?

Personal comments – Give your reaction to the study? Such as: What did you learn from the study? How might you apply the results in a future teaching/coaching/clinical application?

Resistance to MPTP-neurotoxicity in α-synuclein knockout mice is complemented by human α-synuclein and is associated with increased β-synuclein and Akt activation. PloS one, 6(1), e16706.