Neuroscience

Fly protein has protective effect on dopaminergic neurons

Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects dopamine-producing or dopaminergic neurons. The progressive loss of these neurons is what leads to impairment in movement coordination in those suffering from ...

Neuroscience

Researchers study how cues drive our behavior

Do dopamine neurons have a role in causing cues in our environment to acquire value? And, if so, do different groups of dopamine neurons serve different functions within this process?

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Team to study new gene associated with Parkinson's disease

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at Purdue University and the University of Bordeaux in France has received a grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Disease to study a new gene associated with Parkinson's ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Early synaptic dysfunction found in Parkinson's Disease

Northwestern Medicine scientists identified a cellular mechanism that leads to neurodegeneration in patients with Parkinson's disease, according to a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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