New therapeutic approach may delay neurodegeneration in rare genetic disease
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  July 30, 2018  
  Neurology / Neuroscience  
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 New therapeutic approach may delay neurodegeneration in rare genetic diseaseNew therapeutic approach may delay neurodegeneration in rare genetic disease
 
A new therapeutic approach may one day delay neurodegeneration typical of a disease called mucopolysaccharidoses IIIB. Neurodegeneration in this condition results from the abnormal accumulation of essential cellular molecules called mucopolysaccharides.
 
   Scientists discover new protein involved in neuron formationScientists discover new protein involved in neuron formation
 
Scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine in Barcelona have described a new function for the protein NEK7 as a regulator of neuron formation.
 
   Breakthrough in building computers to mimic brain's neural networksBreakthrough in building computers to mimic brain's neural networks
 
A computer built to mimic the brain's neural networks produces similar results to that of the best brain-simulation supercomputer software currently used for neural-signaling research, finds a new study published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Neuroscience.
 
 Researchers discover how proteins involved in neurodegeneration enter cells
 
Researchers discover how proteins involved in neurodegeneration enter cellsResearchers have discovered how nerve cells recruit corrupted proteins that then corrupt other normal proteins within the cell, leading to Alzheimer's.
 
 
 New finding may hold key to better understand the complexities of neurological disorders
 
New finding may hold key to better understand the complexities of neurological disordersA team of bioengineers at UC San Diego has answered a question that has long puzzled neuroscientists, and may hold a key to better understanding the complexities of neurological disorders: Why are axons, the spindly arms extending from neurons that transmit information from neuron to neuron in the brain, designed the way they are?
 
 
 Study highlights potential of fetal gene therapy to prevent lethal neurodegenerative disease
 
Study highlights potential of fetal gene therapy to prevent lethal neurodegenerative diseaseA fatal neurodegenerative condition known as Gaucher disease can be prevented in mice following fetal gene therapy, finds a new study led by UCL, the KK Women's and Children's Hospital and National University Health System in Singapore.
 
 
 Research findings may offer new path to treat or prevent neurodegenerative diseases
 
Research findings may offer new path to treat or prevent neurodegenerative diseasesAging vessels connecting the brain and the immune system play critical roles in both Alzheimer's disease and the decline in cognitive ability that comes with time, new research reveals.