Study: Abnormal proteins in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's diseases share similar feature
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  June 14, 2017  
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 Study: Abnormal proteins in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's diseases share similar featureStudy: Abnormal proteins in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's diseases share similar feature
 
A Loyola University Chicago study has found that abnormal proteins found in Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease all share a similar ability to cause damage when they invade brain cells.
 
 
 Study unravels mystery of how nerve cells are damaged in neurodegenerative diseasesStudy unravels mystery of how nerve cells are damaged in neurodegenerative diseases
 
A new study has uncovered a molecular mechanism in the prion protein, a protein responsible for neurodegenerative diseases, which may explain why nerve cells degenerate in these disorders.
 
   UC research finds high levels of PFOA in Mid-Ohio River Valley residentsUC research finds high levels of PFOA in Mid-Ohio River Valley residents
 
New research from the University of Cincinnati reveals that residents of the Mid-Ohio River Valley (from Evansville, Indiana, north to Huntington, West Virginia) had higher than normal levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) based on blood samples collected over a 22-year span.
 
   Brain's immune cells may play roles in neurodegenerative, psychiatric illnessesBrain's immune cells may play roles in neurodegenerative, psychiatric illnesses
 
Scientists have, for the first time, characterized the molecular markers that make the brain's front lines of immune defense--cells called microglia--unique.
 
 When an insurer balks and treatment stops
 
Gillen Washington, a student at Northern Arizona University, had been getting medication for an immunodeficiency disease since 2011. But when he went to his clinic in November 2014 for the monthly dose, a nurse told him his insurance company had denied it.
 
 
 Pyk2 deficits contribute to memory problems in Huntington’s disease mouse model
 
Pyk2 deficits contribute to memory problems in Huntington’s disease mouse modelResearchers from the Institute of Neurosciences of the UB and from IDIBAPS together with a team from the University Pierre and Marie Curie and the Institute du Fer à Moulin, published a study in Nature Communications, which demonstrates that the regulation in Pyk2, a protein-tyrosine kinase, causes alterations of the synaptic plasticity involved in memory tasks, associated with the hippocampus in mouse models of neurodegenerative diseases, such...