IMB researchers unveil mystery of aging process
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  November 13, 2017  
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 IMB researchers unveil mystery of aging processIMB researchers unveil mystery of aging process
 
Researchers at the Institute of Molecular Biology in Mainz have made a breakthrough in understanding the origin of the aging process. They have identified that genes belonging to a process called autophagy, which is one of the cells most critical survival processes, promote health and fitness in young worms but drive the process of aging later in life.
 
 
 FDA advisory committee vote 16-0 for first even gene therapy for rare blindnessFDA advisory committee vote 16-0 for first even gene therapy for rare blindness
 
A panel of advisors to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has voted unanimously in favor of an experimental gene therapy to treat patients with a rare kind of hereditary blindness.
 
   Researchers discover mechanism that corrects protein misfolding in plantsResearchers discover mechanism that corrects protein misfolding in plants
 
Various human nervous system diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer's, Huntington's, and Parkinson's diseases, are associated with the same basic disorder: the loss of nerve cells capacity to fold their proteins correctly, which causes protein aggregations that form "clumps" that end up generating the cell death.
 
 Early intervention may be crucial to successful treatment of Friedreich's ataxia
 
Early intervention may be crucial to successful treatment of Friedreich's ataxiaNew research published today in Disease Models & Mechanisms indicates that early intervention should be a key target in the development of new therapeutics for Friedreich's ataxia, as current treatments may be administered too late to target the disease effectively.
 
 
 Researchers find efficient way to produce neurons from pluripotent stem cells
 
Researchers find efficient way to produce neurons from pluripotent stem cellsSince their discovery in 2006, induced pluripotent stem cells are a glimmer of hope for many diseases. But further research of the complex regulation of pluripotent stem cell identity revealed unexpected difficulties.