Neuroscience

New transgenic model of Parkinson's illuminates disease biology

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that presents clinically with abnormal movement and tremors at rest. In the brain, PD is marked by the accumulation of the protein, α-synuclein (αS), into clumps ...

Genetics

Researchers identify new genetic disorder

Researchers from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and physicians from Spectrum Health have identified for the first time in a human patient a genetic disorder only previously described in animal models.

Medical research

Causative gene for sensorineural hearing loss identified

A causative gene for a highly common type of hearing loss (sensorineural hearing loss, or SNHL) has been identified by a group of Japanese researchers, who successfully replicated the condition using a transgenic mouse. This ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

IL-33 ameliorates Alzheimer's-like pathology and cognitive decline

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a devastating condition with no known effective treatment. The disease is characterized by memory loss as well as impaired locomotor ability, reasoning, and judgment. Emerging evidence suggests ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Curcumin's ability to fight Alzheimer's studied

One of the most promising new treatments for Alzheimer's disease may already be in your kitchen. Curcumin, a natural product found in the spice turmeric, has been used by many Asian cultures for centuries, and a new study ...

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