Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Growth factors and Parkinson's disease—Where next?

Growth factors such as glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) were initially thought to be exciting new treatments for Parkinson's disease (PD), but trials have been disappointing. A panel of prominent leaders ...

Medical research

'Terminator' protein halts cancer-causing cellular processes

Essential processes in mammalian cells are controlled by proteins called transcription factors. For example, the transcription factor HIF-1 is triggered by a low-oxygen situation to cause the cell to adapt to decreased oxygen.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID analysis platform tracks data about COVID-19 worldwide

OSCOVIDA, the Open Science COVID Analysis website is now online at http://oscovida.github.io. The platform collects and shows analysis plots of COVID19 cases and deaths to better understand the time development of the pandemic ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers discover biomarkers of ALS in teeth

Mount Sinai scientists have identified biological markers present in childhood that relate to the degenerative and often fatal neurological disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Notorious cancer protein mutations cooperate to proliferate disease

Understanding the genetic mutations and protein changes that take place in the progression of cancer is key to its treatment. Mutations in the gene TP53 and concomitant mutant p53 proteins in cancer cells have become notorious ...

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