A new technique to study neurotransmission in the brain has revealed only a small portion of synapses may be active at any given time.
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.
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.
A new study reports it may be possible to influence alcohol drinking behavior by activating specific neurons.
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.
A new study shows how dopamine can help change the flow of information in the brain.
A new study reports on a possible reason for accelerated cell deterioration in Parkinson's disease.
Dopamine neurons in the midbrain become active in a previously undetected way when an animal considers a reward that is changing in value.
Yale researchers report the human brain contains some distinct patterns that mark our evolution and could contribute to our cognitive abilities.