<em>The Scientist&nbsp;</em>Infographics: Editor&rsquo;s Picks of 2019
The Scientist Infographics: Editor’s Picks of 2019
This year’s most beautiful illustrations covered topics including the molecular underpinnings of Parkinson’s disease and strategies for tracking marine organisms around the world’s oceans.
The Scientist Infographics: Editor’s Picks of 2019
The Scientist Infographics: Editor’s Picks of 2019

This year’s most beautiful illustrations covered topics including the molecular underpinnings of Parkinson’s disease and strategies for tracking marine organisms around the world’s oceans.

This year’s most beautiful illustrations covered topics including the molecular underpinnings of Parkinson’s disease and strategies for tracking marine organisms around the world’s oceans.

neurodegenerative diseases
Interactive: Biomarkers in Blood Provide a Window into the Brain
Interactive: Biomarkers in Blood Provide a Window into the Brain
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2019
A look at some of the circulating molecules that may indicate various Alzheimer’s pathologies and serve as the bases of noninvasive tests for the disease.
The Hunt for a Blood Test for Alzheimer&rsquo;s Disease
The Hunt for a Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2019
Researchers hope circulating biomarkers will enable earlier detection and better monitoring of the neurodegenerative disorder—and perhaps help usher in new treatments.
Is It Time to Rethink Parkinson&rsquo;s Pathology?
Is It Time to Rethink Parkinson’s Pathology?
Ashley Yeager | Oct 1, 2019
New evidence points to a waste-clearing problem in patients’ cells, rather than the accumulation of protein tangles, as the root cause of the neurodegenerative disease.
Infographic: How Air Pollution Could Affect the Brain
Infographic: How Air Pollution Could Affect the Brain
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2019
Evidence is accumulating that breathing contaminated air might impair cognition.
Air Pollution May Damage People&rsquo;s Brains
Air Pollution May Damage People’s Brains
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2019
Contaminants in the atmosphere appear to have harmful effects on neurodevelopment and cognitive function.
Genetic Risk for Alzheimer&rsquo;s Disease Linked to Highly Active Brains
Genetic Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease Linked to Highly Active Brains
Diana Kwon | Oct 1, 2019
A growing body of evidence supports the theory that neural hyperactivity and hyperconnectivity precede the pathological changes that lead to neurodegeneration.
Could Brain Activity During Sleep Be a Biomarker for Alzheimer&rsquo;s?
Could Brain Activity During Sleep Be a Biomarker for Alzheimer’s?
Ashley Yeager | Oct 1, 2019
Changes in brain waves while snoozing correlate with accumulation of tau and amyloid-β, suggesting that the neural activity disruptions could clue doctors in to early development of the disease.
Infographic: Is Cellular Waste at the Root of Parkinson&rsquo;s Disease?
Infographic: Is Cellular Waste at the Root of Parkinson’s Disease?
Ashley Yeager | Oct 1, 2019
Damage to the lysosome, the organelle that removes excess proteins, lipids, and other materials, might be at the root of the disease.
Commensal Bacterium Reduces ALS Symptoms in Mice
Commensal Bacterium Reduces ALS Symptoms in Mice
Jef Akst | Jul 24, 2019
Boosting the levels of Akkermansia muciniphila in mouse guts slowed the progression of an ALS-like disease, while two other microbiome members were associated with more severe symptoms.