Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Harnessing antibodies as pathogen hunters

On a microscopic level, humans face an existential threat every day. All sorts of tiny pathogens, like bacteria and viruses, work constantly to get inside our bodies, reproduce, and continue their species—which, unfortunately ...

Neuroscience

Mapping neural connections in Parkinson's disease

The imbalanced activation of neural cells and previously unknown connections within the brain's external globus pallidus (GPe) and striatum may be responsible for some motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease and similar neurodegenerative ...

Neuroscience

ALS neuron damage reversed with new compound

Northwestern University scientists have identified the first compound that eliminates the ongoing degeneration of upper motor neurons that become diseased and are a key contributor to ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), ...

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Motor neuron

In vertebrates, the term motor neuron (or motoneuron) classically applies to neurons located in the central nervous system (or CNS) that project their axons outside the CNS and directly or indirectly control muscles. Motor neuron is often associated with efferent neuron, primary neuron, or alpha motor neurons.

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