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COVID-19 infection may be part of a 'perfect storm' for Parkinson's disease
Can COVID-19 infection increase the risk of developing Parkinson's disease? (2020-10-22)
Improved mobility in frail and elderly adults linked to common gene variant
Variations in a gene that regulates dopamine levels in the brain may influence the mobility of elderly and frail adults, according to research published today. (2020-10-12)
Scientists find neurochemicals have unexpectedly profound roles in the human brain
In first-of-their-kind observations in the human brain, an international team of researchers has revealed two well-known neurochemicals -- dopamine and serotonin -- are at work at sub-second speeds to shape how people perceive the world and take action based on their perception. (2020-10-12)
Scientists report role for dopamine and serotonin in human perception and decision-making
Scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine have recorded real time changes in dopamine and serotonin levels in the human brain that are involved with perception and decision-making. (2020-10-12)
Finding right drug balance for Parkinson's patients
Parkinson's disease is most commonly treated with levodopa, but the benefits wear off as the disease progresses and high doses can result in dyskinesia, which are involuntary and uncontrollable movements. (2020-09-29)
Stem cells can repair Parkinson's-damaged circuits in mouse brains
University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers demonstrated a proof-of-concept stem cell treatment in a mouse model of Parkinson's disease. (2020-09-25)
Alcohol, nicotine mix during pregnancy increases health risk in newborns
In the first study of its kind, University of Houston researchers are reporting that during early pregnancy, the mix of alcohol and nicotine significantly alters the gene regulatory pathways of the developing fetus, which can lead to major deficiencies in brain development. (2020-09-23)
Three genes predict success of naltrexone in alcohol dependence treatment
Of patients who seek treatment for alcohol use disorder, 60% to 80% relapse within a year. (2020-09-23)
Parkinson's disease is not one, but two diseases
Researchers around the world have been puzzled by the different symptoms and varied disease pathways of Parkinson's patients. (2020-09-21)
A ferry protein in the pancreas protects it from the stress induced by a high-fat diet
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have now uncovered a key mechanism by which pancreatic function is maintained in response to a high-fat diet. (2020-09-16)
New dopamine sensors could help unlock the mysteries of brain chemistry
In 2018, Tian Lab at UC Davis Health developed dLight1, a single fluorescent protein-based biosensor. (2020-09-15)
Brain astrocytes show metabolic alterations in Parkinson's disease
A new study using induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology links astrocyte dysfunction to Parkinson's disease (PD) pathology. (2020-09-07)
Offspring of mice fed imbalanced diets shown to be neurologically 'programmed' for obesity
Pregnant mice fed diets high in omega-6 fats and low in omega-3 fats are shown in a new study to produce offspring whose brains had a higher level of dopamine-producing neurons--the neurological reward system. (2020-09-04)
Synthetic coating for the GI tract could deliver drugs or aid in digestion
MIT engineers have devised a way to apply a temporary synthetic coating to the lining of the small intestine. (2020-08-26)
Researchers pursue 'hidden pathology' to explain fatigue in multiple sclerosis
In a study published in Neurology Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation, investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital used positron emission technology (PET) imaging to look for brain's immune cells that may become erroneously activated in MS, leading to fatigue. (2020-08-26)
Unique protein structures could hold the key to treatment for Parkinson's disease
Scientists at the University Bath have discovered a series of protein structures that are thought to be highly relevant to the onset of Parkinson's disease. (2020-08-20)
Quieting the storm
Experiments show acupuncture modulates inflammation in mice. Findings reveal site, intensity and timing of acupuncture affect disease course. (2020-08-12)
Individual differences in the brain
If selection reinforces a behavior, brain activities soon change as well. (2020-08-10)
Highly sensitive dopamine detector uses 2D materials
A supersensitive dopamine detector can help in the early diagnosis of several disorders that result in too much or too little dopamine, according to a group led by Penn State and including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and universities in China and Japan. (2020-08-07)
Some "inactive" drug ingredients may not be inert
The inactive ingredients that make up a major component of drug formulations may not be as inactive as previously thought, researchers report. (2020-07-23)
The immune system facilitates alcohol addiction
The activation of the immune system could eventually perpetuate some of the deleterious effects of alcohol, like addiction. (2020-07-21)
Making balanced decisions
How decisions are made and how behavior is controlled is one of the most important questions in neuroscience. (2020-07-15)
Study funded by ADDF finds dopamine therapy improves cognitive function in Alzheimer's
A study supported by the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation and published today in JAMA Network Open provides the first evidence that rotigotine, a drug that acts on dopamine transmission in the brain, improves cognitive function in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease. (2020-07-15)
A complex gene program initiates brain changes in response to cocaine
Researchers used single-nucleus RNA sequencing to compare transcriptional responses to acute cocaine in 16 unique cell populations from the brain nucleus accumbens. (2020-07-09)
Dopamine neurons mull over your options
Researchers at the University of Tsukuba have found that dopamine neurons in the brain can represent the decision-making process when making economic choices. (2020-07-07)
Molecular simulations show how drugs block key receptors
Many pharmaceuticals work by targeting what are known as ''G-protein-coupled receptors''. (2020-06-24)
One-time treatment generates new neurons, eliminates Parkinson's disease in mice
UC San Diego researchers have discovered that a single treatment to inhibit a gene called PTB in mice converts native astrocytes, brain support cells, into neurons that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine. (2020-06-24)
Faulty brain processing of new information underlies psychotic delusions, finds new research
Problems in how the brain recognizes and processes novel information lie at the root of psychosis, researchers have found. (2020-06-23)
UTEP researchers uncover brain mechanisms in fruit flies that may impact future learning
A research team from The University of Texas at El Paso has made strides in understanding how memories are formed through the brain mechanisms of fruit flies. (2020-06-23)
Stanford researchers develop artificial synapse that works with living cells
Researchers have created a device that can integrate and interact with neuron-like cells. (2020-06-15)
Viewing dopamine receptors in their native habitat
A new study led by UT Southwestern researchers reveals the structure of the active form of one type of dopamine receptor, known as D2, embedded in a phospholipid membrane. (2020-06-11)
Solving a Parkinson's disease puzzle through protein design
EPFL researchers, in collaboration with UTSW and UCSD scientists, have developed a computational protein design approach, and used it to obtain the first ever high-resolution structure of an activated dopamine receptor in its natural cell membrane environment. (2020-06-11)
Dopamine signaling allows neural circuits to generate coordinated behaviors
As part of the study, the MIT research team invented a new open-source microscopy platform complete with a parts list and online instructions for other labs to build their own. (2020-06-11)
Antihistamines and similar drugs could slow down Huntington's disease
Scientists have described a potential new therapeutic strategy for slowing down early-stage Huntington's disease in a new study published today in eLife. (2020-06-09)
New discovery may lead to effective and natural treatment for Parkinson's disease
McLean Hospital researchers have identified two molecules naturally produced by the body that stimulate the production of dopamine, the molecule that is in short supply in the brains of patients with Parkinson's disease. (2020-06-04)
Some people are easily addicted to drugs, but others do not
Research team led by Prof. Joung-Hun Kim and Dr. Joo Han Lee of POSTECH and Dr. (2020-06-02)
Estrogen's role in the sex differences of alcohol abuse
Fluctuating estrogen levels may make alcohol more rewarding to female mice, according to new research in JNeurosci. (2020-06-01)
Does estrogen influence alcohol use disorder?
A new study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago shows that high estrogen levels may make alcohol more rewarding to female mice. (2020-06-01)
New study shows how ketamine combats depression
The anaesthetic drug ketamine has been shown, in low doses, to have a rapid effect on difficult-to-treat depression. (2020-05-31)
Researchers examine data to identify optimal vasopressor treatment for rare type of stroke
Results of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) study assessing the most commonly used medications for raising blood pressure in patients with nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), a rare type of stroke, have been published in Neurosurgical Focus by scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (2020-05-29)
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