Neuroscience

How a tangled protein kills brain cells, promotes Alzheimer's

Look deep inside the brain of someone with Alzheimer's disease, most forms of dementia or the concussion-related syndrome known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and you'll find a common suspected culprit: stringy, ...

Vaccination

3 mRNA vaccines researchers are working on (that aren't COVID)

The world's first mRNA vaccines—the COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna—have made it in record time from the laboratory, through successful clinical trials, regulatory approval and into people's arms.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

FDA clears investigational drug for ALS gene therapy trials

Apic Bio, a gene therapy company developing treatment options for patients with rare genetic diseases and co-founded by UMass Medical School's Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, announced that the FDA has cleared its investigational ...