New, versatile technique for remote control of transplanted cells in Parkinson’s

Related video Neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s disease are a major public health issue, especially given the aging population in Europe and beyond. Parkinson’s now affects more than 1 900 people per 100 000 among those aged 80 and older. While a permanent cure for Parkinson’s and similar neurological diseases is not yet in sight, […]

Researchers capture altered brain activity patterns of Parkinson’s in mice

Related video Challenging Old Models of Parkinson’s Researchers pinpoint how brain activity changes in mouse models of Parkinson’s disease, hinting at what may drive symptoms in humans The tell-tale tremors of Parkinson’s disease emerge from abnormal activity in a brain region crucial for voluntary movement. Using a mouse model of the disease, researchers at the […]

Altered brain activity patterns of Parkinson’s captured in mice

Related video In response to continuous optogenetic stimulation to their striatal output neurons, mice turned in one direction, as is typical of mouse models of Parkinson’s disease. When exposed to pulsed stimulation, the animal’s brain activity normalized and they turned the opposite direction. Credit: OIST In response to continuous optogenetic stimulation to their striatal output […]

Study finds no association between antiepileptic drug use and dementia risk

Related video No association between antiepileptic drug use and dementia risk found in over 100,000 patients followed in general and neuropsychiatrist practices in Germany Epilepsy is a common neurological condition with a prevalence of around 2%. Many antiepileptic drugs are available to prevent epileptic seizures, allowing up to 80 percent of patients to become seizure-free. […]