A new Northwestern Medicine study published in Nature explains why dopamine neurons are lost in Parkinson’s disease, and demonstrated that a gene therapy targeting the brain’s substantia nigra can substantially boost the benefits of levodopa, an important medication for treating the disease.
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Northwestern University scientists have received two awards totaling nearly $18 million to address key knowledge gaps in the basic circuit mechanisms that contribute to the development and progression of Parkinson’s disease.
T-cells respond to buildup of alpha-synuclein with a harmful auto-immune response, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Science.
The growing number of patients suffering from long-term complications of COVID-19 has spurred the creation of Northwestern Medicine’s Comprehensive COVID-19 Center, which provides coordinated, multidisciplinary care.
A unique interaction between an excitatory neural receptor and a chloride transporter are critical for development of adult-born neurons in the dentate gyrus.
Northwestern’s Brain Tumor SPORE — part of the Lurie Cancer Center — is now three years old, and the bench to bedside process is producing results.
Hypertension that leads to vascular dementia in older adults begins to impact the brain by middle age, according to a new study, the first to show the process beginning so early.
Priscilla Ambrosi, a student in Northwestern University’s Interdepartmental Neuroscience (NUIN) PhD program, investigates midbrain dopamine circuits and how they control the automation of motor programs.
Touch-sensitive neurons responded to many types of touch and to varying degrees – in a much messier and jumbled manner than previous predicted, according to a recent study.
Children born to women with epilepsy who took anti-seizure medications during pregnancy versus children born to women without epilepsy did not differ in terms of cognitive outcomes and overall neurodevelopment, according to findings published in JAMA Neurology.