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.
Researchers report they alleviated the debilitating effects of the neurodegenerative disease in mice and monkeys
New study finds it's not just dopamine-producing cells, but likely ones that secrete norepinephrine, as well, that kick-start the movement disorder
The smoking gun is still missing, but growing evidence suggests highly reactive substances called free radicals are central players in this common neurological disorder
Neurodegenerative disorders devastate the brain, but doctors hope one day to replace lost cells
Recent genetic and cellular discoveries are among the advances pointing to improved treatments for this increasingly common disorder
Neurons involved in Parkinson’s disease are especially susceptible to burnout because of their complex branching
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
A promising new application treats symptoms with no side effects
...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.
Scientists optimistic after discovering genetic link to loss of dopamine-producing neurons
Certain areas grow bigger as a mother bonds with her infant
Promising results delivered in the first human clinical trial testing the procedure against the neurodegenerative disorder
Scientists find a way chemicals may contribute to Parkinson’s
Inserting genes into brain cells may one day offer doctors a way to slow, or even reverse, the damage from degenerative neurological disease
Genetic "dimmer switches could possibly become a new target in the fight against the neurodegenerative disorder