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Dr. Lief Fenno and colleagues publish in Nature Neuroscience

Dr. Lief Fenno, along with a team of researchers from Northwestern University, publisedh a research article in Nature Neuroscience entitled "Unique functional responses differentially map onto genetic subtypes of dopamine neurons".

In this study, the researchers identified and recorded from three genetic subtypes of dopamine neurons in the midbrain region of a mouse model and found unique sets of responses to rewards, aversive stimuli and motor movements. These findings shed new light on the mysterious nature of the brain, and potentially open new research directions for further understanding and even treating Parkinson’s disease, which is characterized by the loss of dopamine neurons yet affects the motor systems.

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