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.

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Detecting Protein Clumps
Detecting Protein Clumps
Ruth Williams | Feb 1, 2018
A synthetic genetic tool called yTRAP allows high-throughput detection of protein aggregates in cells.
 
Image of the Day: When Cells Stop Cleaning
Image of the Day: When Cells Stop Cleaning
The Scientist Staff | Sep 12, 2017
By stifling autophagy in the motor neurons of a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), scientists stem later-stage disease progression.
Getting Back in Shape
Getting Back in Shape
Karen Zusi | Dec 1, 2015
Contrary to years of research suggesting otherwise, most aggregated proteins regain their shape and functionality following heat shock.
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.
Mea Culpa Retractions
Mea Culpa Retractions
Kerry Grens | Aug 30, 2013
Researchers earn applause after recalling two papers containing misinterpreted findings.
Prions Involved in Learning
Prions Involved in Learning
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 15, 2013
Properly folded prions aid in normal brain development.
Neil Bence: Manipulating Degradation
Neil Bence: Manipulating Degradation
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2012
Senior Scientist, Millennium Pharmaceuticals: The Takeda Oncology Company Age: 39
A New Model of Yeast Aging
Hannah Waters | Nov 23, 2011
New findings challenge long-held views about the mechanism yeast cells use to live forever.