23rd May 2024

Reply To: “Brain storms” by Jon Palfreman (Year 2)

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Hi everybody! Sorry for a delay! I think you guys have already told everything!
I found part about the case of the frozen addicts very interesting. Dr. Langston determined that his patient and five others had all used the same tainted batch of synthetic heroin, inadvertently laced with a toxin (called MPTP) that had destroyed an area of their brains essential to normal movement. This same area, the substantia nigra, slowly deteriorates in Parkinson’s disease. Later the MPTP has been used to study disease models in various animal studies.