neurodegenerative disease

Number of breaks: 4

showing 1-4 of 4 breaks

Toxic brain cells are a new target for treating neurodegeneration

After decades of research into the causes of neurodegenerative diseases, there is still no cure. Instead of focusing on the neurons that die in these diseases, they may be treatable by blocking the metamorphosis of helpful support cells into toxic support cells, or by pharmaceutically... global.click_to_read

  • Shane A. Liddelow | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305, USA
Views 176
Reading time 3.5 min
published on May 24, 2017
The power of our adaptive immunity against Alzheimer’s Disease

One of the fears that arise with aging is being afflicted with dementia. Alzheimer’s disease (simply ”Alzheimer” from now onwards) is the most common type of dementia worldwide, representing up to 60% of total cases of dementia in western countries. Alzheimer is a serious world-health... global.click_to_read

  • Daniele Guido | PhD student at Department of Cell Physiology and Metabolism, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Views 137
Reading time 3 min
published on May 10, 2017
Hacking the tryptophan metabolic process to reduce neurodegeneration

Oats, dried prunes, tuna fish, milk, chicken, bread, peanuts, and chocolate are fabulous foods that enrich our everyday meals. But apart from their culinary properties, they are also great sources of tryptophan. Tryptophan is an amino acid which is used by cells either as a... global.click_to_read

  • Carlo Breda | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Genetics, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK
Views 139
Reading time 3 min
published on Apr 25, 2017
Could we reverse memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients? Mice answer yes!

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. A striking characteristic is memory loss. In the brain, nerve cells or neurons make connections, named synapses, to process information. When the synapses are not functional or when the neurons are not well connected anymore, cognitive... global.click_to_read

  • Aude Marzo | Postdoctoral Research fellow at University College London, Department Cellular and Developmental Biology, London, UK
  • Faye McLeod | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
  • Patricia Salinas | Professor at Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
Views 79
Reading time 2.5 min
published on Mar 16, 2017