The one agonizing aspect of the Belmont is the mystery surrounding Big Brown's performance. We've heard many theories, and that is what they will remain. No one will ever know for sure why a horse that personified perfection suddenly came apart at the seams. Was it the deep track, the stifling heat, getting rank early in the race, the traffic and bumping going into the first turn, acting up in the holding barn, missing four days of training, possibly being dehydrated, sweating between his legs and not much on his body, breaking awkwardly, possibly getting spooked by the starter in a blue jacket and white pants standing right on the racetrack,? It likely was a combination of occurrences that led to his shocking performance. 
It’s no secret there exist a strong anti-steroidal population and as this “anti” feeling is often so emotionally based it can produce some laughable claims. If you’ve been around the performance enhancing game for any length of time you’re familiar with all the names and acronyms so this will probably make you laugh. Yes, there are a few street names for steroids such as juice or roids but those are some very generic terms and really don’t point to anything specific. We went to a handful of the anti-steroid websites so desperate to paint anabolic hormones in a bad light and they have made up their own street names for steroids that are quite humorous and they include “Pumpers, Gym Candy, Arnolds, Stackers, Balls and Bulls, A’s, Weight Trainers.” “Weight Trainers” are you serious, Arnolds? If that didn’t make you laugh a little then you don’t have a sense of humor but the sad truth is these websites are real and many of them are funded by your government.
Recent research for alleviating the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease involves stereotaxic procedures. These procedures are typically done when patients no longer respond to antiparkinson drugs. These procedures include transplantation of fetal tissue in an attempt to reestablish the secretion of dopamine in the neostriatum . Researchers have also attempted strategies of gene therapy. A genetically modified virus was inserted into the subthalamic nucleus of patients with Parkinson’s disease. This virus delivered a gene for GAD , which is the enzyme responsible for the biosynthesis of the major inhibitory neurotransmitter, GABA . In the study, GAD turned some of the excitatory glutamate-producing neurons in the sub-thalamic nucleus into inhibitory, GABA-producing neurons, improving the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.