Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Exercise alters brain chemistry to protect aging synapses

When elderly people stay active, their brains have more of a class of proteins that enhances the connections between neurons to maintain healthy cognition, a UC San Francisco study has found.

Neuroscience

Research clears up how brain 'cleaners' fail in ALS

In preclinical studies, Mayo Clinic scientists and collaborators have identified the molecular mechanism used by the brain's "cleaners" as they remove a problematic protein in the brain. This work, published in Nature Neuroscience, ...

Neuroscience

New autism marker discovered in kids

Why do so many children with autism often suffer from epilepsy? Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered an important brain protein that quiets overactive brain cells and is at abnormally low levels in children with ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Parkinson's disease mutation misdirects iron in the brain

A common gene mutation for Parkinson's disease drives mislocalization of iron in activated microglia, according to a new study publishing December 16th in the open-access journal PLOS Biology, by Mark Cookson of the National ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Are scientists homing in on a cure for Parkinson's disease?

A molecule that shows promise in preventing Parkinson's disease has been refined by scientists at the University of Bath in the UK, and has the potential to be developed into a drug to treat the deadly neurodegenerative disease.

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