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Fat Tuesday: Feed the Addict

Fat Tuesday: Feed the Addict

When the substantia nigra is super charged by food restriction, or drugs, or both, you become super motivated to seek out more food, or more drugs… whatever floats the substantia nigra’s boat.

August 27, 2013 — Stephen L. Macknik

Understanding Parkinson's Disease

The smoking gun is still missing, but growing evidence suggests highly reactive substances called free radicals are central players in this common neurological disorder

January 1, 1997 — Moussa B. H. Youdim and Peter Riederer

New Movement in Parkinson's

Recent genetic and cellular discoveries are among the advances pointing to improved treatments for this increasingly common disorder

July 1, 2005 — Andres M. Lozano and Suneil K. Kalia

The Reward System of the Brain

Two decades ago it was discovered that the brain has "pleasure centers." These centers are now seen as belonging to a system of pathways that appear to play a role in learning and memory

November 1, 1978 — Aryeh Routtenberg

Parkinson's is much more than dopamine

...and much more than motor symptoms. A colleague handed me this paper, not just as an interesting aspect of Parkinson's, but as somewhat supportive paper for the role of serotonin in depression.

June 25, 2012 — Scicurious

Gene Therapy for the Nervous System

Inserting genes into brain cells may one day offer doctors a way to slow, or even reverse, the damage from degenerative neurological disease

June 1, 1997 — Dora Y. Ho and Robert M. Sapolsky

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