A new study suggests that a dysfunction in neurons’ synapses leads to deficits in dopamine and precedes the neurodegeneration previously thought to cause Parkinson’s disease.
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Northwestern Medicine investigators have identified how a calcium channel in the nervous system contributes to brain inflammation, according to a study published in Nature Communications.
Dimitri Krainc, MD, the chair and Aaron Montgomery Ward Professor of Neurology and director of the Simpson Querrey Center for Neurogenetics, has been elected president of the American Neurological Association (ANA).
Northwestern Medicine investigators have uncovered how the ALS-associated gene NEK1 disrupts neuronal function in a new study published in Science Advances.
A new Northwestern University-led study published in Nature Neuroscience has discovered that dopamine neurons are more diverse than previously thought, opening new research directions for further understanding and potentially even treating Parkinson’s disease.
Scientists have discovered that antipsychotic drugs – which inhibit the overactive dopamine causing the symptoms of schizophrenia – interact with a completely different neuron than originally thought.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have uncovered a new mechanism by which mutations in a specific gene contribute to familial forms of Parkinson’s disease, which opens an avenue for new therapeutics.
A recent Northwestern Medicine study has revealed that the brain’s temporal pole has critical functions in word comprehension, face recognition and the regulation of behavior.
Attendees gathered on May 11 for Alzheimer Day, an annual event hosted by the Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease to showcase dementia and aging research conducted throughout Northwestern and bring those discoveries to the community.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified the cause of a genetic subtype of autism and schizophrenia that results in social deficits and seizures in mice and humans.