Neurodegenerative Disorders

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A new treatment for Parkinson's disease and other disorders arises from an outbreak of contaminated street drugs — and years of painstaking brain research.
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On April 19, congressional staff and research advocates gathered at the United States Capitol in Washington, DC to watch a new NOVA documentary about Alzheimer's disease and discuss the urgent need to find a cure for the disease.
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What causes this neurodegenerative disease, and what is being done to locate new treatments?
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Scientists study a brain area involved in movement in hopes of learning more about movement disorders like Huntington's disease.
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A rare disorder that affects young children goes under the microscope in a search for the cure.
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Neuroscience, not the supernatural, are what witches, witchcraft, and witch hunts are all about.
Dopamine research is spurring the development of treatments for a range of disorders.
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Researcher Samuel Cohen explains how Alzheimer’s differs from normal memory loss and how that may hold the key for future treatments.
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Synapses in the hippocampus may hold a key to the processes behind Alzheimer’s disease.
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Studying the structure of neurons in the eye may help scientists prevent blindness due to glaucoma.
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Dana Alliance member Gary Landreth, Ph.D., is a professor of neurosciences and neurology and the director of the Alzheimer Research Laboratory at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
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Scientists pinpoint the role of proteins in neural communication.
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As the world population ages, cases of macular degeneration are likely to rise. Studies are examining ways to slow the disease and help patients regain sight.
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