Neuroscience

Statins could protect against motor neurone disease

High cholesterol has been found to be a possible risk factor for the development of motor neurone disease (MND), according to a large study of genetic data led in the UK by Queen Mary University of London, in collaboration ...

Medical research

Zebrafish useful to model ALS-linked mutations

Scientists from the University of Bath have shown that the zebrafish is a useful model to study a molecule called Rnasel-1, a counterpart to human Angiogenin, a molecule linked to the neurodegenerative disease ALS (Amyotrophic ...

Genetics

New method for studying ALS more effectively

The neurodegenerative disease ALS causes motor neuron death and paralysis. However, long before the cells die, they lose contact with muscles as their axons atrophy. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have now ...

Neuroscience

New neurology studies a 'wakeup call' for global health

Neurology experts from around the world will convene November 27 in Auckland, New Zealand, for a conference on "brain health," examining what one calls "the greatest challenge of societies in the 21st century." Among the ...

Neuroscience

New knowledge on how neurons talk to muscles

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered a new way in which nerve cells can control movement. In a study on zebrafish published in the journal PNAS they show that the contact between neurons and muscles ...

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