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C. Savio Chan, PhD; Northwestern University Lurie Research Center

Harry Xenias, PhD; Northwestern University Lurie Research Center


Parkinson's Disease, basal ganglia, Northwestern, neurons, striatum, globus pallidus, pathway, projection


Anatomy | Biology | Cell and Developmental Biology | Cells | Medical Neurobiology | Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience | Nervous System | Nervous System Diseases | Neuroscience and Neurobiology


Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative disorder of the basal ganglia. The main cause for Parkinson’s Disease is the depletion of dopamine, a neurotransmitter. The basal ganglia contains four major nuclei: the substantia nigra, the subthalamic nucleus, the external globus pallidus, and the striatum. These nuclei communicate with each other by the use of neurons.


Japan Super Science Fair (JSSF) - November 14-18, 2018



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