Latest Blog Posts Tagged "Dopamine"
November 20, 2013
Every research project we fund is a step closer to new and better therapies for people with Parkinson's disease. Read about three exciting, newly funded grants.
October 21, 2013
While much research into Parkinson's disease (PD) focuses on improving dopamine supply, there is an emerging scientific understanding that Parkinson's goes well beyond the dopamine system.
October 07, 2013
A recent report on dopamine neuron activity in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients emphasizes the need for biomarkers for earlier detection.
September 13, 2013
The 2013 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award went to two scientists for their discoveries concerning rapid neurotransmitter release, a process that underlies all of the brain's activities.
January 08, 2013
An important milestone for the Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative as, for the first time, researchers have published a scientifically-reviewed paper using data culled from the study.
January 03, 2013
A certain kind of Parkinson's disease, called vascular parkinsonism, is thought to be caused by small strokes in the part of the brain associated with the motor symptoms of PD (the basal ganglia).
December 19, 2012
A research team from Thomas Jefferson University recently announced promising results from a clinical trial which showed that their experimental drug improved Parkinson's disease (PD) symptoms.
December 11, 2012
Biotie Therapies is announcing positive clinical study results into a novel approach to treat symptoms of Parkinson's: In a phase 2b trial, tozadenant was found to significantly limit "off periods."
November 01, 2012
A project with Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) ties was today named one of the "top ten neurology projects to watch" according to a selection committee convened by Elsevier Business Intelligence.
October 25, 2012
Several years ago, Jim Surmeier, PhD, of Northwestern, made an important discovery inspired by ongoing work in the lab: He found that hyperactive calcium channels might stress dopamine neurons.