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American scientist, neuroscientist, Nobel laureate medicine Paul Greengard died on 94-m to year of life. It is reported by The New York Times.
He died on Saturday, April 13. His death was confirmed at the Rockefeller University, where he has worked since 1983.
Greengard received the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine in 2000, together with Eric Candela and Arvid Carlsson. The prize was handed over with the formulation “For discoveries associated with the transmission of signals in the nervous system”.
The doctor together with colleagues examined how brain cells transmit signals about movement, memory and mental state. Their discovery provided a new perspective on disorders associated with errors of cellular communications, for example, Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and drug addiction.
Gringard also described how cells react to dopamine — the neurotransmitter responsible for the feeling of satisfaction.
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