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Doing the Downward Dopamine

'Model T' Research Yields a Novel Dopamine Pathway

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Monday, August 5, 2013
In neural projections, what goes up must not necessarily come down. But researchers at the University of Montreal have identified one instance in which it does – and they believe their findings could have implications for Parkinson's disease. "Neurons that are known to project up to the basal ganglia also project down," senior author Rejean Dubuc told BioWorld Today. "And those projections are also lost in Parkinson's disease."

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