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Targeting the Microbiome Could Improve Parkinson’s Therapy

Research identifies enzymes produced by two different bacterial species that work together to digest L-Dopa in the human gut. Blocking one of these bacterial enzymes could significantly boost the drug’s efficacy in these patients.

To Boldly Go or Anxiously Hang Back?

UCSF research has identified a particular group of nerve cells in the brain that play an important role in anxiety’s influence over behavior.

Science image of VIP interneuron cells.