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Study: Abnormal proteins in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's diseases share similar feature

Study: Abnormal proteins in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's diseases share similar feature

Researchers discover how tau disrupts functioning of nerve cells even before forming tangles

Researchers discover how tau disrupts functioning of nerve cells even before forming tangles

New understanding about brain proteins could lead to effective therapies for dementia

New understanding about brain proteins could lead to effective therapies for dementia

Neurobiologists uncover reason for defects in the blood-brain barrier of Huntington's disease patients

Neurobiologists uncover reason for defects in the blood-brain barrier of Huntington's disease patients

Discovery of steroid hormone in fruit flies may shed new light on maternal hypothyroidism

Discovery of steroid hormone in fruit flies may shed new light on maternal hypothyroidism

Penn researcher searches for common factor linked to smell loss

Penn researcher searches for common factor linked to smell loss

Scientists study cell’s reaction to Salmonella by visualizing protein chains at near-molecular level

Scientists study cell’s reaction to Salmonella by visualizing protein chains at near-molecular level

Scientists show ability to grow specific neurons for treatment of optic neurodegenerative diseases

Scientists show ability to grow specific neurons for treatment of optic neurodegenerative diseases

Dendritic cells develop from specialized progenitors, research shows

Dendritic cells develop from specialized progenitors, research shows

Easing cellular traffic jams in Huntington’s disease may save brain cells

Easing cellular traffic jams in Huntington’s disease may save brain cells

ARVO 2017 to showcase latest advances in treatments for eye disease and blindness

ARVO 2017 to showcase latest advances in treatments for eye disease and blindness

SyMRI approach provides myelin maps in scan times of only 5 minutes

SyMRI approach provides myelin maps in scan times of only 5 minutes

Structural integrity of the hippocampus could mediate link between fitness and memory

Structural integrity of the hippocampus could mediate link between fitness and memory

Simple eye test can diagnose early signs of glaucoma

Simple eye test can diagnose early signs of glaucoma

Study evaluates effectiveness of deep brain stimulation for treatment-resistant schizophrenia patients

Study evaluates effectiveness of deep brain stimulation for treatment-resistant schizophrenia patients

Low levels of NPTX2 protein in the brain may lead to learning and memory loss in Alzheimer's disease

Low levels of NPTX2 protein in the brain may lead to learning and memory loss in Alzheimer's disease

MGH researchers provide direct link between ‘leaky gut’ and chronic inflammatory disease

MGH researchers provide direct link between ‘leaky gut’ and chronic inflammatory disease

Study provides evidence that virtual reality could help prevent falls in elderly people

Study provides evidence that virtual reality could help prevent falls in elderly people

Scientists find new way to measure tau protein levels in the blood

Scientists find new way to measure tau protein levels in the blood

SLU researchers make advances in understanding plaque-causing protein in neurological disorders

SLU researchers make advances in understanding plaque-causing protein in neurological disorders