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Parkinson disease: a tale of three neurotransmitters

The progressive loss of dopaminergic innervation of the basal ganglia, in particular of the dorsal striatum (putamen) is responsible for the motor signs of Parkinson disease such as bradykinesia, rigidity and loss of postural reflexes. Present therapies

How does Parkinson’s disease gets from your gut to your head?

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is defined as a movement disorder, characterized by a symptomatic phase of motor disturbances such as tremor and slow movements resulting from the severe degeneration of dopaminergic neurons of the substantia nigra pars compacta

A “Cool” way to study Parkinson´s Disease

The Big Bang Theory left us amazed about how Leonard was able to bring back a snowflake embedded in resin from the North Pole to give to Penny. The reality is that this concept is not so

Assessment of cognitive and emotional function in humans: insight from simultaneous scalp and deep brain recording techniques

There are several techniques for monitoring and recording brain activity that do not require cutting tissue or putting devices inside the brain. For example electroencephalography, magnetoencephalography and the functional magnetic resonance imaging are all non-invasive techniques to