Study reveals a driver of brain cell damage in neurodegeneration

Scientists have long known that the complement cascade, a set of immune system proteins, protects against infection in the body. But in recent years, researchers have uncovered new roles for the system in the brain, including ...


How frontotemporal dementia changes the brain

Around 55 million people worldwide suffer from dementia such as Alzheimer's disease. Recently, the actor Bruce Willis was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, or FTD, a rare type of dementia that typically affects people ...


What is frontotemporal degeneration?

Frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) is a group of neurologic disorders associated with changes in personality, behavior, language or movement. Some FTD forms are inherited, and some are not. Typically, people develop FTD symptoms ...

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