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Antioxidant Precursor Molecule Could Improve Parkinson’s

N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is a naturally occurring molecule that replenishes one of the body’s antioxidants and now shows potential benefit as part of a standard course of treatment for patients with Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study. The study found improvements in dopamine levels, the primary neurotransmitter that is specifically decreased in Parkinson’s disease, as […]

Microarrayed 3-D Neuronal Culture Platform Developed

Neuron development is often regulated by the graded distribution of guidance molecules, which can either attract or repel the neuronal migration or neurite projection when presented in a format of concentration gradients, or chemotaxis. However, many details about the process are largely unexplored. A research team from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has tackled […]

Three Subtypes Of Type I Spiral Ganglion Neurons Identified

Type I spiral ganglion neurons, the class of neurons responsible for transmitting information from the inner ear to the brain is composed of three molecularly distinct subtypes, a new study by Harvard Medical School researchers shows. One of these subtypes is selectively lost in the inner ears of aging mice, and this molecular diversity does […]

Parkinson’s Disease Is Aggravated By Aggressive Immune Cells

A critical role for IL-17-producing T lymphocytes in sporadic Parkinson’s Disease is detailed in a new study from researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU). The finding points to a possible genesis of the disease in the immune system. Currently, approximately 4.1 million people suffer from Parkinson’s disease around the world. Typical symptoms of the disease are slowness […]