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.
Transplantable dopamine neurons produced from stem cells could expedite treatment options for Parkinson's disease.
Using optogenetics to activate dopamine receptors in the ventral tegmental area could help people regain consciousness following general anesthesia, researchers report.
A new study reports it may be possible to influence alcohol drinking behavior by activating specific neurons.
Study identifies a direct dopamine neuron link to circadian rhythm.
Researchers have identified the neurochemical signal likely missing in Parkinson's disease.
The VGLUT protein is more abundant in the dopamine neurons of female fruit flies, rodents, and humans than in males. The finding shed light on why females have greater resilience to age-related dopamine neuron loss and disorders such as Parkinson's disease.
PINK1, a gene associated with Parkinson's disease, is not just responsible for the premature death of dopaminergic neurons, it also plays a key role in the neurogenesis of dopamine neurons throughout life.
Activation of a neural circuit can inhibit binge like eating behaviors in mice.
A new study reveals LRRK is essential for the survival of dopamine neurons in the brain. The finding may prompt new treatments for Parkinson's disease.