Brain Rewiring in Parkinson’s Disease May Contribute to Abnormal Movement

Northwestern Medicine| Thu Sep 14 16:13:05 EDT 2017
Brain Rewiring in Parkinson’s Disease May Contribute to Abnormal Movement

Mark Bevan, PhD, professor of Physiology, was the senior author of the study which found maladaptive brain plasticity in a model of advanced Parkinson’s disease.

The brain’s own mechanisms for dealing with the loss of dopamine neurons in Parkinson’s disease may be a source of the disorder’s abnormal movement, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Neuron.

The study suggests the loss of dopamine may cause the brain to rewire in a maladaptive manner, contributing ....

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