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The transcriptional basis of psychostimulant-induced Parkinsonism

Durham University    Department of Biosciences

Full time & Part time October, January MRes 1 year

About the course

Psychostimulant drugs are usually prescribed to treat ADHD and narcolepsy, or consumed as recreational euphoriants. They target the transport of dopamine, a neurotransmitter essential for learning, motivation, sleep, and motor control. Chronic exposure to these drugs can dramatically alter the structure and function of dopaminergic circuits, therefore increasing the risk of developing symptoms of Parkinsonism. A better knowledge of the mechanisms by which psychostimulants disrupt dopaminergic signalling may inform strategies to prevent or alleviate their long-term consequences on brain function.

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Entry Requirements

2:1 in relevant subject


UK Students - £4,500
International Students - £27,085

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