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Neurodegeneration and Protein Translation Linked

By Anna Azvolinsky | July 24, 2014

Researchers find that a type of neurodegeneration in mice is linked to ribosomal stalling during protein translation in the brain.

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Alzheimer’s in the Blood

By Jef Akst | July 23, 2014

Researchers are on a mission to identify blood-borne biomarkers for dementia. Will this year’s high-profile successes pave the way?

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Another Alzheimer’s Blood Test?

By Jef Akst | July 9, 2014

Researchers identify a set of proteins that can predict the development of Alzheimer’s disease-related dementia with 87 percent accuracy.

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Week in Review: May 12–16

By Tracy Vence | May 16, 2014

Antidepressant could prevent Alzheimer’s plaques; 12,000-year-old human skeleton sequenced; disentangling the mystery of octopus arms; taking a look at the ocular microbiome

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Neuroaesthetics

By Anjan Chatterjee | May 1, 2014

Researchers unravel the biology of beauty and art.

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Metals on our Mind

By Anthony White | April 1, 2014

A dramatic loss of copper in key brain regions may be central to Alzheimer’s disease. Could restoring metals in the brain help?

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Cysteine Aids Mice with Huntington’s

By Kerry Grens | March 31, 2014

Rodent models of Huntington’s disease show dysfunctional cysteine production, and adding the amino acid to their diets seems to relieve symptoms.  

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Week in Review: March 17–21

By Tracy Vence | March 21, 2014

Protein appears to protect stressed neurons; vitamin A’s lifelong effects on immunity; stem cells influenced by substrates; supercharged photosynthesis through nanotechnology

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Protein Protects Aging Brain

By Anna Azvolinsky | March 19, 2014

Study suggests that REST may be a key regulator of neuronal stress and could play a role in staving off neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

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Biomarkers Predict Future Cognitive Impairment

By Tracy Vence | March 9, 2014

A blood test can predict whether an asymptomatic older adult will develop cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease within two to three years, a study shows.

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