Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 10 August 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 32, p. nf64
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.32.nf64]

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Up to Speed

Amphetamines spare mice from Parkinson's disease-like symptoms

Mitch Leslie

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2005/32/nf64

Abstract: Mice are already jittery, so giving them amphetamines might seem superfluous. But a new study suggests that Ecstasy--one type of amphetamine--can restore movement in mice suffering symptoms similar to those of Parkinson's disease. The work hints that the brain carries back-up circuits for controlling movement and might help scientists develop new drugs to combat the incurable disease.

Citation: M. Leslie, Up to Speed. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (32), nf64 (2005).

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