Tag Archives: Dopamine Neuron Degeneration

Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Week 2017 (BBC News / Nature Biotechnology / Parkinson’s UK)

Summary Researchers hope one day to be able to replace the damaged dopamine-producing neurons at the root-cause of by Parkinson’s Disease by injecting new replacement brain cells, possibly derived from re-programmed astrocytes. Full Text Link Reference Brain cell therapy ‘promising’ … Continue reading

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Fungal Mould Implicated in Parkinson’s Disease? (NHS Choices / Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America)

Summary A recent NHS Choices critical appraisal has covered research which has been misunderstood by the media as implying that living in mouldy environments can increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s Disease. Researchers exposed fruit flies to 1-octen-3-ol; a molecule … Continue reading

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