neurodegeneration
Zebra Finches Aid Neurodegeneration Research
Zebra Finches Aid Neurodegeneration Research
Jenny Rood | Jun 1, 2016
Bird brains might tell us a lot about how human brains malfunction in diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
Recovering Lost Memories
Recovering Lost Memories
Jef Akst | Mar 21, 2016
Researchers use optogenetics to induce recall in an Alzheimer’s mouse model, suggesting the disease may not destroy memories permanently.
Circadian Clock and Aging
Circadian Clock and Aging
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 3, 2016
Whether a critical circadian clock gene is deleted before or after birth impacts the observed aging-related effects in mice.
More Evidence of Alzheimer’s Transmission
More Evidence of Alzheimer’s Transmission
Jef Akst | Jan 27, 2016
Examining the brains of seven patients who died of the prion disease called Creutzfeldt–Jakob, researchers find signs of Alzheimer’s pathology. 
How Blasts Affect the Brain
How Blasts Affect the Brain
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 13, 2016
Repeated exposure to explosions can damage the cerebellum in combat veterans and mouse models alike.
The Regenerator
The Regenerator
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 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.
BRCA1 Linked to Alzheimer’s
BRCA1 Linked to Alzheimer’s
Jef Akst | Nov 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.
New Hope for Alzheimer’s Blood Test
New Hope for Alzheimer’s Blood Test
Jef Akst | Oct 19, 2015
Using autoantibodies as biomarkers, researchers could soon identify people at the highest risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases much earlier than existing methods.
Formaldehyde Fears
Formaldehyde Fears
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2015
Data on the links between ALS and the chemical have been contradictory, but the latest study suggests undertakers are at risk.
Undertaker's Bane
Undertaker's Bane
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2015
Harvard Professor Marc Weisskopf discusses the potential link between formaldehyde and ALS.