Neurons return in damaged brains

 作者:姜激     |      日期:2019-03-02 05:09:11
A DRUG that triggers the birth of neurons in rat brains has opened up the possibility of a new treatment for Parkinson’s disease. Animals given the drug generated dopamine-producing neurons in the substantia nigra, the area of the brain where cells are lost in people with Parkinson’s. Christopher Eckman and Jackalina Van Kampen at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Jacksonville, Florida, found that after infusing the drug 7-OH-DPAT into damaged rats’ brains for eight weeks,