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Neurodegeneration is the umbrella term for the progressive loss of structure or function of neurons, including death of neurons.
Discovery of gene behind iron accumulation in brain has implications for Parkinson's, Alzheimer's

Discovery of gene behind iron accumulation in brain has implications for Parkinson's, Alzheimer's

Scientists reveal two paths of neurodegeneration

Scientists reveal two paths of neurodegeneration

Mechanism for neurodenegerative diseases linked to transport proteins

Mechanism for neurodenegerative diseases linked to transport proteins

Protein called Elk-1appears to play role in neurodegeneration and schizophrenia

Protein called Elk-1appears to play role in neurodegeneration and schizophrenia

TB drug may cure Parkinson-type symptoms of manganese intoxication

TB drug may cure Parkinson-type symptoms of manganese intoxication

Cause of neurodegeneration in Huntington's disease discovered

Cause of neurodegeneration in Huntington's disease discovered

German scientists synthesize new compound that reduces stroke damage

German scientists synthesize new compound that reduces stroke damage

New approaches to genetic disease, based on cells' own ability to correct themselves

New approaches to genetic disease, based on cells' own ability to correct themselves

Discovery of a new mechanism for the neurodegenerative effects of amphetamines

Discovery of a new mechanism for the neurodegenerative effects of amphetamines

Discovery in yeast opens door to new source of information on DNA damage, repair, and cancer

Discovery in yeast opens door to new source of information on DNA damage, repair, and cancer

Valproic acid may help slow the progression of dementia

Valproic acid may help slow the progression of dementia

Depressed older adults more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment

Depressed older adults more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment

Potential new treatment for Huntington and Parkinson patients

Potential new treatment for Huntington and Parkinson patients

Cell-death mechanism linked to developmental and degenerative brain disorders

Cell-death mechanism linked to developmental and degenerative brain disorders

Spinocerebellar ataxia and other neurodegenerative diseases might be treatable with drugs that alter the activity of potassium channels

Spinocerebellar ataxia and other neurodegenerative diseases might be treatable with drugs that alter the activity of potassium channels

NogoReceptor reduces Alzheimer's plaque

NogoReceptor reduces Alzheimer's plaque

Link between dementia and cancer

Link between dementia and cancer

Retinal degeneration - researchers advance understanding

Retinal degeneration - researchers advance understanding

Alzheimer's may be triggered by neuron division

Alzheimer's may be triggered by neuron division

Brain's endocannabinoids protects neurons from inflammation

Brain's endocannabinoids protects neurons from inflammation