Global  

One-time treatment generates new neurons, eliminates Parkinson's disease in mice

Science Daily Thursday, 25 June 2020 ()
Researchers have discovered that a single treatment to inhibit a gene called PTB in mice converts native astrocytes, brain support cells, into neurons that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine. As a result, the mice's Parkinson's disease symptoms disappear.
0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

You Might Like


Related videos from verified sources

Parkinson patients play ping pong to combat disease symptoms [Video]

Parkinson patients play ping pong to combat disease symptoms

Ping Pong Parkinson was founded with one goal in mind: To halt the progression of Parkinson’s disease using ping pong as a form of physical therapy. The New York-based nonprofit is expanding to New..

Credit: Localish     Duration: 02:54Published
Plasticity may make neurons vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease, study explains [Video]

Plasticity may make neurons vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease, study explains

Neurons that regularly remodel are more prone to the dysfunctions linked to Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. Using a machine learning framework that integrated neuron type-specific mouse..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:10Published
Scientists Have Found a Pain 'Off Switch' in Mice Brains [Video]

Scientists Have Found a Pain 'Off Switch' in Mice Brains

Duke University researchers found a part of the brain in mice that can “turn off” its sense of pain, which could lead to drugs that can target pain.

Credit: AmazeLab     Duration: 01:02Published

Tweets about this