Neuroscience

Targeting tau, the other protein behind Alzheimer's disease

In November, researchers reported the drug lecanemab slowed the progression of Alzheimer's disease. The effect was modest, but it has generated tremendous excitement because it was the first time a drug had been shown to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Epilepsy: Causes and risk factors

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about the causes of and risk factors for epilepsy.

Genetics

Genetic test can diagnose certain immune system disorders

Primary immunodeficiency disorders (PID) can result in chronic and sometimes life-threatening infections. More than 450 PIDs have been described, but timely and accurate diagnoses remain a challenge. In a new study in The ...

Medical research

New study advances understanding of rare sarcoma

Advancing the understanding of synovial sarcoma, a highly aggressive and rare cancer of young people, scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have discovered how an abnormal protein misdirects and disrupts the control ...

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