Appendectomy May Lower Risk of Parkinson’s Disease
Appendectomy May Lower Risk of Parkinson’s Disease
The neurodegenerative disease shares protein clumps in common with appendixes, perhaps explaining why removing the organ is protective.
Appendectomy May Lower Risk of Parkinson’s Disease
Appendectomy May Lower Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

The neurodegenerative disease shares protein clumps in common with appendixes, perhaps explaining why removing the organ is protective.

The neurodegenerative disease shares protein clumps in common with appendixes, perhaps explaining why removing the organ is protective.

Lost Colony, disease & medicine, immunology
Faulty Cell Transport System Implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease
Faulty Cell Transport System Implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease
Ashley Yeager | Nov 1, 2018
Tau proteins disrupt the movement of molecules into and out of neuronal cells’ nuclei.
Infographic: Leaky Gates
Infographic: Leaky Gates
Ashley Yeager | Nov 1, 2018
A study explores how nuclear pore complexes are disrupted in Alzheimer’s disease.
Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Modulates Memory Networks
Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Modulates Memory Networks
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2018
Studies have demonstrated that magnetic and electrical currents can enhance memory in human subjects, but the technology is not yet ready for prime time.
Genetic Sequencing Uncovers New Options for Multiple Myeloma Patients
Genetic Sequencing Uncovers New Options for Multiple Myeloma Patients
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2018
A small pilot study suggests the approach can identify effective treatments already approved for other cancers.
Nerve Stimulation Gives Paralyzed People Ability to Walk
Nerve Stimulation Gives Paralyzed People Ability to Walk
Abby Olena | Oct 31, 2018
Precisely timed electrical stimulation and intensive rehabilitation restore some capacity to walk among three men more than four years after their debilitating injuries.
Heart Cell Therapy Trial Paused After Fraud Allegations
Heart Cell Therapy Trial Paused After Fraud Allegations
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 30, 2018
A trial to test whether so-called c-kit cardiac stem cells, first reported by Piero Anversa, could help patients with chronic heart failure has been halted in light of suspicion surrounding his work.
A Landmark Study On BPA Leaves Scientists at Odds
A Landmark Study On BPA Leaves Scientists at Odds
Shawna Williams | Oct 26, 2018
Conceived as a way to resolve differences between government regulators and academics over the chemical’s effects, the CLARITY-BPA collaboration instead highlights divisions.
Salk Institute Cofounder Melvin Cohn Dies
Salk Institute Cofounder Melvin Cohn Dies
Ashley Yeager | Oct 26, 2018
Cohn was a leader in gene regulation and immune system research and left a lasting legacy in La Jolla.
Deadly Swine Disease Spreads Among Pigs in China
Deadly Swine Disease Spreads Among Pigs in China
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 25, 2018
Tens of thousands of hogs are being slaughtered to stop its spread.