Search Results Tagged With dopamine

Manufacturing Dopamine in the Brain with Gene Therapy


A biotech company called Voyager Therapeutics now thinks it can extend the effects of L-Dopa by using a surprising approach: gene therapy. The company, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is testing th…
August 22, 2016

Dopamine-making neurons can be chemically controlled in animal model of Parkinson's


Stem cell-derived neurons transplanted into the brains of Parkinsons' patients may be controllable by drugs after transplantation, according to research performed in a mouse model of the disease.
April 28, 2016

Parkinson's disease researchers discover way to reprogram the genome


Parkinson's disease researchers at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo have developed a way to ramp up the conversion of skin cells into dopamine neurons…
December 07, 2015

New drug that protects dopamine cells raises treatment hope for Parkinson's


Researchers who tested a new drug in a mouse model of Parkinson's disease showed it can change the behavior of immune cells so they protect dopamine-producing cells instead of attacking them.
December 17, 2015

Mechanism that 'melts' protein clumps may lead to new Parkinson's treatments


A new study provides fresh insights into a possible molecular method for reducing Lewy bodies - protein clumps found in the region of the brain that loses dopamine cells in people with Parkinson's dis…
October 19, 2015

Gait difficulties in Parkinson's linked to new blood vessels in brain


Targeting the formation of unwanted blood vessels in the brain could be a way to help Parkinson's disease patients whose balance and walking difficulties persist despite dopamine-restoring medication.…
November 05, 2015

New Treatments, New Technologies in Parkinson Disease


Medscape recently spoke with Brian Fiske, PhD, senior vice president of research programs at the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF), about the latest advances in the understanding and treatment of Parki…
February 11, 2016

Low-dose lithium reduces side effects from most common treatment for Parkinson's disease


Low-dose lithium reduced involuntary motor movements - the troubling side effect of the medication most commonly used to treat Parkinson's disease (PD) - in a mouse model of the condition that is diag…
July 27, 2015

Ask a MacArthur genius: Can transplanted brain cells cure Parkinson’s?


When Studer learned about how Parkinson’s affects dopamine neurons, he started to wonder if transplantation could be a cure. The idea of transplanting working cells from fetal tissue was “quite radica…
October 05, 2015

Punch-Drunk Parkinson's


Uppercut - jab - hook! Peter Dunlap-Shohl has found a new side to himself: boxer. He describes the mental and physical experiences of his boxing therapy for Parkinson's, as well as the research that b…
December 03, 2018

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