Neuroscience

Protein 'traffic jam' in neurons linked to neurodegeneration

Neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease are associated with atypical proteins that form tangles in the brain, killing neurons. Neurobiologists at EPFL have now identified some key mechanisms ...

Neuroscience

Revealing roles of dementia proteins in normal memory

New research has revealed how the tau protein, a critical element in the formation of Alzheimer's disease, is also involved in normal learning processes in the healthy brain—potentially providing a focal point for future ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Alzheimer's disease biomarkers can predict postoperative delirium

Clinical studies have demonstrated a strong association between Alzheimer's disease (AD) and delirium. A change to the Tau protein, which can lead to the formation of tangles in brain, is one of the hallmarks of AD pathology, ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Uncovering one of the driving forces of Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, currently has no cure or effective therapy, in part due to gaps in our understanding of how the progressive neurodegenerative disorder arises in the brain.

Neuroscience

Zeroing in on a new treatment for autism and epilepsy

Children with Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy that begins in infancy, experience seizures, usually for their entire life. They are at high risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) and can also develop ...

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