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Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2015
Young neurons in the adult human brain are likely critical to its function.
Endogenous Retrovirus Active in ALS
Jef Akst | Sep 30, 2015
Researchers uncover evidence that a retrovirus embedded within the human genome may play a role in the pathology of
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Cognitive Decline More Swift in Women
Kerry Grens | Jul 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.
Why DBS Works for Parkinson’s?
Jef Akst | Apr 14, 2015
Deep-brain stimulation may effectively treat slow movement, tremor, and rigidity in Parkinson’s patients by reducing synchronicity of neural activity in the motor cortex.
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 1, 2015
An enzyme that cleaves tau protein in acidic cellular conditions may trigger early events in Alzheimer’s disease.
Shoring Up Golgi To Slow Alzheimer’s
Kerry Grens | Dec 8, 2014
Blocking activity of a kinase in a mouse model protects Golgi in cells and reduces the build-up of amyloid β, a primary component of Alzheimer’s disease.
Methylation Tied to Alzheimer’s
Kerry Grens | Aug 20, 2014
People with the neurodegenerative disease are more likely to have certain epigenetic patterns than those without.
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 4, 2014
Researchers show that pathogenic protein aggregates that accumulate within neurons and are a hallmark of Huntington’s disease can propagate from cell to cell.
Neurodegeneration and Protein Translation Linked
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 24, 2014
Researchers find that a type of neurodegeneration in mice is linked to ribosomal stalling during protein translation in the brain.
Alzheimer’s in the Blood
Jef Akst | Jul 23, 2014
Researchers are on a mission to identify blood-borne biomarkers for dementia. Will this year’s high-profile successes pave the way?