Loading...

The Scientist

» neurodegeneration

Most Recent

image: More Evidence of Alzheimer’s Transmission

More Evidence of Alzheimer’s Transmission

By Jef Akst | January 27, 2016

Examining the brains of seven patients who died of the prion disease called Creutzfeldt–Jakob, researchers find signs of Alzheimer’s pathology. 

1 Comment

image: How Blasts Affect the Brain

How Blasts Affect the Brain

By Anna Azvolinsky | January 13, 2016

Repeated exposure to explosions can damage the cerebellum in combat veterans and mouse models alike.

0 Comments

image: The Regenerator

The Regenerator

By Anna Azvolinsky | December 1, 2015

In his search for effective therapies for Parkinson’s disease, Lorenz Studer is uncovering pluripotency switches and clues to what makes cells age.

0 Comments

image: BRCA1 Linked to Alzheimer’s

BRCA1 Linked to Alzheimer’s

By Jef Akst | November 30, 2015

The cancer-related protein BRCA1 is important for learning and memory in mice and is depleted in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, according to a study.

0 Comments

image: New Hope for Alzheimer’s Blood Test

New Hope for Alzheimer’s Blood Test

By Jef Akst | October 19, 2015

Using autoantibodies as biomarkers, researchers could soon identify people at the highest risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases much earlier than existing methods.

0 Comments

image: Formaldehyde Fears

Formaldehyde Fears

By Jef Akst | October 1, 2015

Data on the links between ALS and the chemical have been contradictory, but the latest study suggests undertakers are at risk.

1 Comment

image: Undertaker's Bane

Undertaker's Bane

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2015

Harvard Professor Marc Weisskopf discusses the potential link between formaldehyde and ALS.

1 Comment

image: Brain Gain

Brain Gain

By Jef Akst | October 1, 2015

Young neurons in the adult human brain are likely critical to its function.

2 Comments

image: Endogenous Retrovirus Active in ALS

Endogenous Retrovirus Active in ALS

By Jef Akst | September 30, 2015

Researchers uncover evidence that a retrovirus embedded within the human genome may play a role in the pathology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

1 Comment

image: Cognitive Decline More Swift in Women

Cognitive Decline More Swift in Women

By Kerry Grens | July 22, 2015

Mental agility in women deteriorates at twice the rate of that in men, according to a study of people with mild cognitive impairment.

0 Comments

Popular Now

  1. Estonia Offers Free Genetic Testing to Residents
  2. Human Brain Organoids Thrive in Mouse Brains
  3. RNA Injection Restores Hearing in Guinea Pigs
  4. Jim Bridenstine Confirmed to Lead NASA