neurodegeneration
Brain Gain
Brain Gain
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2015
Young neurons in the adult human brain are likely critical to its function.
Endogenous Retrovirus Active in ALS
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
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?
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.
Tangle Trigger
Tangle Trigger
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
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
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.
Neurodegeneration’s Spread
Neurodegeneration’s Spread
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
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
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?