Number of Dopaminergic Neurons at Birth Could Affect Lifetime Parkinson’s Risk, Report Suggests

Number of Dopaminergic Neurons at Birth Could Affect Lifetime Parkinson’s Risk, Report Suggests
The number of dopamine-producing (dopaminergic) neurons at birth could influence a person’s lifetime risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, according to a group of experts. Because these nerve cells die over the course of the disease, having fewer of them to begin with could translate to a higher risk, the scientists said. Their report, “Does Developmental Variability in the Number of ... read more
Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2020-01-23By Forest Ray, PhD