According to researchers, dopamine neurons may play a key role in the formation of episodic memory. The findings could help in the development of new treatments for neurodegenerative disorders that affect memory.
Researchers used a new technique to discover what happens when Parkinson's patients receive cell transplants.
Researchers have identified the neurochemical signal likely missing in Parkinson's disease.
A new study reports neuromelanin sensitive MRI is able to measure dopamine function associated with psychosis.
Study identifies a direct dopamine neuron link to circadian rhythm.
Transplanted dopamine neurons from fetal tissues remained healthy in the brains of people with Parkinson's disease for 14 years.
A process which helps maintain calcium levels in cells may also play a role in maintaining dopamine levels, researchers report.
Researchers administered PTB antisense oligonucleotide treatment directly to the midbrain of mice. In the mouse models exposed to the treatment, a small subset of astrocytes converted to neurons, increasing the number of neurons by 30%. Three months after treatment, mice were completely free of Parkinson's disease symptoms and remained in remission for the rest of their lives.