News tagged with substantia nigra
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Neurological disorders can have a devastating impact on the lives of sufferers and their families.
Neuroscience 23 hours ago | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
The earliest signs of Parkinson's disease can be deceptively mild. The first thing that movie star Michael J. Fox noticed was twitching of the little finger of his left hand. For years, he made light of the ...
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Apr 23, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 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
Researchers from Tel Aviv University describe experiments that could lead to a new approach for treating Parkinson's disease (PD) using a common sweetener, mannitol. This research is presented today at the Genetics Society ...
Genetics Apr 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
Breaking down the Parkinson's pathway: How affected brain cells respond during different behavioral tasks
The key hallmark of Parkinson's disease is a slowdown of movement caused by a cutoff in the supply of dopamine to the brain region responsible for coordinating movement. While scientists have understood this ...
Neuroscience Mar 13, 2013 | 4 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich identify a novel signal transduction pathway, which activates the parkin gene and prevents stress-induced neuronal cell death.
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Mar 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Scientists at The University of Manchester have for the first time identified why a patient who appears outwardly healthy may develop Parkinson's disease.
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Dec 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A new imaging technique developed at MIT offers the first glimpse of the degeneration of two brain structures affected by Parkinson's disease.
Neuroscience Nov 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 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 recent study led by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) revealed that the FOXO1 gene may play an important role in the pathological mechanisms of Parkinson's disease. These findings are published ...
Genetics Jun 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
New study supports view that Lewy bodies are not the primary cause of cell death in Parkinson's Disease
The pathology of Parkinson's disease is characterized by a loss of dopamine-producing neurons in the pars compacta of the substantia nigra (SN), an area of the brain associated with motor control, along with the development ...
Medical research Jan 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A small protein called SUMO might prevent the protein aggregations that typify Parkinson's disease (PD), according to a new study in the July 11, 2011, issue of The Journal of Cell Biology.
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Jul 11, 2011 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0