Parkinson’s Disease Enzyme Implicated in More Cases Than Realized
Parkinson’s Disease Enzyme Implicated in More Cases Than Realized

Levels of active LRRK2 were high even in Parkinson’s patients without a mutation in LRRK2, suggesting that inhibitors of the protein could treat a wider patient population than expected.

Parkinson’s Disease Enzyme Implicated in More Cases Than Realized
Parkinson’s Disease Enzyme Implicated in More Cases Than Realized

Levels of active LRRK2 were high even in Parkinson’s patients without a mutation in LRRK2, suggesting that inhibitors of the protein could treat a wider patient population than expected.

Levels of active LRRK2 were high even in Parkinson’s patients without a mutation in LRRK2, suggesting that inhibitors of the protein could treat a wider patient population than expected.

stress, cell & molecular biology, microbiology, neuroscience
Image of the Day: Scatterbrain
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Distributed neuronal networks help the brain sort smells.
New Lung Cell Identified
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The cell type was discovered via single-cell RNA sequencing of thousands of cells in mouse and human airways and may play a role in cystic fibrosis.
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A new study ignites debate on the cause of pistachio bushy top syndrome, a disease that has crippled farms in California, Arizona, and New Mexico.
Oxytocin Makes Time Fly
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Can people’s social skills affect their experience of time?
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Ashley Yeager | Aug 1, 2018
Actin rings seal off the ball of cells, aiding in implantation in the uterus. But faults in the process could explain why some pregnancies fail.
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Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 1, 2018
Shapiro helped to found the field of systems biology.
How to Track Metabolites in Tissues Using NMR
How to Track Metabolites in Tissues Using NMR
Katherine Bourzac | Aug 1, 2018
Whether it’s aligning software or prepping samples, researchers share their tips for studying the metabolome with this underused approach.
As Brain Organoids Mature, Ethical Questions Arise
As Brain Organoids Mature, Ethical Questions Arise
Ashley Yeager | Aug 1, 2018
Inserting human “mini-brains” into rodents has the potential to broaden scientists’ understanding of neurological disease, but raises quandaries about consciousness.