Alzheimer's disease & dementia

pH imbalance in brain cells may contribute to Alzheimer's disease

Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they have found new evidence in lab-grown mouse brain cells, called astrocytes, that one root of Alzheimer's disease may be a simple imbalance in acid-alkaline—or pH—chemistry inside ...

Neuroscience

Autism gene stunts neurons, but growth can be restored, in mice

Brown University researchers have traced a genetic deficiency implicated in autism in humans to specific molecular and cellular consequences that cause clear deficits in mice in how well neurons can grow the intricate branches ...

Genetics

Misregulated genes may have big autism role

A new study finds that two genes individually associated with rare autism-related disorders are also jointly linked to more general forms of autism. The finding suggests a new genetic pathway to investigate in general autism ...

Medical research

Study: Prazosin inhibits endocytic sorting

In a study just published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr Ulrike Eggert et al. demonstrated that the drug Prazosin inhibits endocytic sorting.

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