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The widespread belief that dopamine regulates pleasure could go down in history with the latest research results on the role of this neurotransmitter. Researchers have proved that it regulates motivation, causing individuals ...
Neuroscience Apr 29, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 2
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive degenerative disease affecting a person's ability to coordinate and control their muscle movement. What starts out as a tremor in a finger will eventually lead to difficulty in writing ...
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Apr 23, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Researchers at Northeastern University in Boston have developed a gene therapy approach that may one day stop Parkinson's disease (PD) in it tracks, preventing disease progression and reversing its symptoms. The novelty of ...
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Apr 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Last month, the National Institutes of Health announced a new collaborative initiative that aims to accelerate the search for biomarkers—changes in the body that can be used to predict, diagnose or monitor a disease—in ...
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Mar 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
With a new insight into a model of Parkinson's disease, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have identified a novel target for mitigating some of the disease's toll on the brain.
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Jan 19, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A study by Massachusetts General Hospital researchers adds further support to the possibility that increasing levels of the antioxidant urate may protect against Parkinson's disease. In their report published in PNAS Early ...
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Dec 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Among those who suffer from depression, the dual inabilities to experience enjoyment in things once pleasurable and to physically motivate oneself—to meet challenges, or even to get out of bed in the morning—have been ...
Neuroscience Dec 12, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (4) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—To John Salamone, professor of psychology and longtime researcher of the brain chemical dopamine, scientific research can be very slow-moving.
Neuroscience Dec 03, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (14) | 1 |
The hallmark of Parkinson's Disease is the uncertain gait and movement caused by the destructions of neurons producing the neurotransmitter dopamine.
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Nov 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists may have discovered why the standard treatment for Parkinson's disease is often effective for only a limited period of time. Their research could lead to a better understanding of many brain disorders, from drug ...
Medical research Oct 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
In an early-stage breakthrough, a team of Northwestern University scientists has developed a new family of compounds that could slow the progression of Parkinson's disease.
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Oct 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A new study by scientists in the US has found that the opiate morphine and the stimulant cocaine act on the reward centers in the brain in different ways, contradicting previous theories ...
Medical research Oct 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Researchers in the Taub Institute at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have identified a mechanism that appears to underlie the common sporadic (non-familial) form of Parkinson's disease, the progressive movement ...
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Sep 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A genetically-modified version of the rabies virus is helping scientists at Harvard to trace neural pathways in the brain, a research effort that could one day lead to treatments for Parkinson's disease and addiction.
Neuroscience Jun 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Researchers at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) used an innovative technique to examine chemical interactions that are implicated in Parkinson's Disease.
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Jun 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0