Researchers identify a protein trafficking defect within brain cells that may underlie common non-familial forms of Parkinson’s disease. The study implicates two genetic variants that disrupt protein sorting in neurons.
Researchers transplanted neural cells, derived from adult skin cells, into monkeys; where they developed into several different types of brain cells. The research could eventually help provide new treatment avenues for patients with a wide range of neurological diseases.
Transplanted dopamine neurons from fetal tissues remained healthy in the brains of people with Parkinson's disease for 14 years.
Transplantable dopamine neurons produced from stem cells could expedite treatment options for Parkinson's disease.
Dopamine neurons are activated less than in adults brains when teens are faced with the prospect of a reward, a new study reports.
A new study reports on a possible reason for accelerated cell deterioration in Parkinson's disease.
A process which helps maintain calcium levels in cells may also play a role in maintaining dopamine levels, researchers report.
A new study shows how dopamine can help change the flow of information in the brain.