Neuroscience

Team discovers novel root cause of tau-induced neurodegeneration

Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) today reported the discovery of a novel mechanism by which pathological forms of tau protein cause neurons to die. Alzheimer's ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Boxing deaths show safety rules are not enough, says new study

A Macquarie University study of media reports of boxing deaths in Australia between 1832 and 2020 has revealed a worrying truth: The regulations that govern the sport are not giving fighters enough protection.

Neuroscience

New findings for the function of tau in neurodegenerative disease

Utilizing cutting-edge proteomics, researchers at the Buck Institute and elsewhere have mapped the "tau interactome" uncovering new findings about the role of tau in neurodegenerative disease. Publishing in Cell, scientists ...

Neuroscience

How a tangled protein kills brain cells, promotes Alzheimer's

Look deep inside the brain of someone with Alzheimer's disease, most forms of dementia or the concussion-related syndrome known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and you'll find a common suspected culprit: stringy, ...

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