AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 27, Number 1, 2018


Research Could Inform New Therapy for Parkinson's Disease

Although scientists are unsure of the molecurlar causes of Parkinson’s disease, they are sure that motor problems and tremors are caused by a loss of dopaminergic neurons. These neurons are our main source of dopamine. Dopamine is regulates emotional response and plays a vital role in movement. Before this study, the loss of dopaminergic neurons was thought to be irreversible. However, a paper by Brad Morrison’s research group in the Department of Biological Sciences at Boise State University suggests these neurons can be regrown in adult mammals. To read more, click here

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