Activity in the substantia nigra is similar following a day of social isolation as it is following a day of starvation.
Researchers discover a chemical in an anti-wrinkle cream could help prevent the death of nerve cells damaged by mutations, which cause an inherited form of Parkinson's disease.
Researchers have developed new neural implants that enable targeted delivery of drugs deep into brain structures.
Findings have implications for learning methods and memory consolidation.
A new map of the basal ganglia provides a blueprint of the structure of the brain region and reveals a new level of influence connected to this area.
Researchers have created an artificial enzyme that stops alpha-synuclein from spreading. The findings could have positive implications for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
Researchers report the accumulation of glycosphingolipids in the substantia nigra appears to be elevated in Parkinson's disease patients. The finding could be used as a biomarker for helping diagnose Parkinson's before symptoms of the disease set in.
Aromatic turmerone, a compound derived from turmeric essential oil, and its derivatives directly affect dopamine neurons to generate neuroprotective properties in tissue culture models of Parkinson's disease.