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Neurons and muscles communicate at specialized nodes called neuromuscular junctions.
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Finding the genes responsible for Parkinson’s disease could give scientists a leg up in developing future treatments.
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Researchers are advancing our understanding of Parkinson’s disease and the therapies for treatment.
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People with dementia can still recognize their favorite tunes, even when they remember little else leading researchers to investigate the potential of music therapy for Alzheimer’s disease.
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Learn about recent Alzheimer’s Disease research and discover classroom resources covering the basics.
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Most people don’t know the staggering sex disparity amongst Alzheimer’s patients: two-thirds of those patients are women. Why?
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Deep brain stimulation, or DBS, takes advantage of electricity to treat brain disorders like Parkinson’s disease.
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Foreign stem cells make themselves at home when implanted in a new brain.
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Learn ways that tremor used to prevent a man from certain activities until DBS improved his daily life.
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New research suggests that language tests could aid early diagnosis of debilitating dementia.
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Huang Yu is Assistant Professor at the Columbia University Medical Center. In this video he explains the plaques and tangles behind Alzheimer’s Disease.
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Neurofibrillary tangles in the brain may foreshadow trouble.
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