Brain Activity Breaks DNA
Brain Activity Breaks DNA
Sabrina Richards | Mar 24, 2013
Researchers find that temporary double-stranded DNA breaks commonly result from normal neuron activation—but expression of an Alzheimer’s-linked protein increases the damage.
Corrupted Proteins Spread Disease
Ed Yong | Jun 18, 2012
A protein fragment involved in Alzheimer’s can seed new clusters throughout the brain, pointing to prion-like qualities of the disease.
The Benefits of Coffee
Jef Akst | Jan 17, 2012
Researchers finally nail down why drinking coffee helps reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.