Medical research

New study opens new door for ALS drug discovery

To create treatments for a disease without any, scientists need to study and understand the driving forces behind the faulty biology. Today, researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine announced the ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Alzheimer amyloid clumps found in young adult brains

Amyloid—an abnormal protein whose accumulation in the brain is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease—starts accumulating inside neurons of people as young as 20, a much younger age than scientists ever imagined, reports a ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Brain cell activity regulates Alzheimer's protein

Increased brain cell activity boosts brain fluid levels of a protein linked to Alzheimer's disease, according to new research from scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Scientists reveal how beta-amyloid may cause Alzheimer's

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown how a protein fragment known as beta-amyloid, strongly implicated in Alzheimer's disease, begins destroying synapses before it clumps into plaques that lead ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Not guility: Parkinson and protein phosphorylation

Clues left at the scene of the crime don't always point to the guilty party, as EPFL researchers investigating Parkinson's disease have discovered. It is generally accepted that the disease is aggravated when a specific protein ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Why don't we all get Alzheimer's disease?

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine offer an explanation for why we all don't get Alzeimer's disease (AD)—a trick of nature that in most people maintains critical separation between ...

Ophthalmology

Your eyes are half a billion years old

Look after your eyes – they are at least half a billion years old, and a good deal older than your brain. The eyes are one of our most remarkable and precious organs, yet their origins have been shrouded in mystery until ...

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Clumping

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