Neurodegenerative Disorders

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A new treatment for Parkinson's disease and other disorders arises from an outbreak of contaminated street drugs — and years of painstaking brain research.
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Your selections: Neurodegenerative Disorders
Diminished levels of the protein cause a common side effect of Parkinson's treatment.
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Some researchers suspect these bacterial ancestors living within our cells may contribute to a wide range of neurological and psychiatric disorders.
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Increasing evidence suggests that chronic inflammation takes a toll on the brain over the course of a lifetime.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of August 31, 2020.
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Playing music may keep your brain healthy and fit as you age.
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Neuroscientists are exploring the potential of stem cell treatments for Alzheimer’s disease in mice models.
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While there is no cure or effective treatment yet for Alzheimer’s disease, spreading awareness and knowledge can bring science one step closer to unraveling its mysteries.
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Neuroscientist John Morrison untangles the misinformation around dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
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Research at the Calgary Brain Bank bridges the gap between exploratory animal models and human clinical trials. It may also upend decades of thinking about Alzheimer’s in the process.
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Most people don’t know the staggering sex disparity amongst Alzheimer’s patients: two-thirds of those patients are women. Why?
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Deep brain stimulation, or DBS, takes advantage of electricity to treat brain disorders like Parkinson’s disease.
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Foreign stem cells make themselves at home when implanted in a new brain.
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