Excessive brain plasticity in the subthalamic nucleus may be pivotal to abnormal brain activity and impaired movement in Parkinson’s disease, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
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A Northwestern Medicine study shows that lysosome dysfunction caused by a genetic mutation in patients with a rare Parkinson’s-like disorder leads to neurodegeneration, a finding that may link to common forms of the disease.
National and local ALS researchers, experts, doctors and patients gathered at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Fourth Annual Les Turner Symposium on ALS and NeuroRepair on Thursday, Dec. 11.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have found several molecularly distinct subtypes of dopamine neurons – important nerve cells associated with many diverse behaviors and diseases.
Distinct regions of the human brain encode dozens of molecules within a natural odor individually and as a whole, helping guide odor-related behavior, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
A recent publication documents the first clinical application for pediatric patients with refractory status epilepticus, a life-threatening form of seizure disorder, providing hope for treatment.
Nelly Papalambros, a third-year graduate student, studies how sound could be used as a non-invasive way to improve deep sleep and memory.
A recent Northwestern Medicine study found that regular exercise is associated with better quality of life and slower rates of decline for patients with Parkinson’s disease.
Ruoqi Gao, a fourth-year Medical Scientist Training Program student, is interested in how neurons grow and change over time and how this process goes awry in autism.
Scientists at Feinberg’s Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center have received a five-year, $2.28 million NIH grant to continue studying SuperAgers, people over 80 with remarkable, age-defying memory power.