Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a degenerative neurological disease characterized by tremor, slowness, and gait and balance difficulties that affects approximately 1 million people in the United States. The symptoms are … Continue Reading Study identifies key to Parkinson’s disease neurodegeneration.
Obesity is a global health problem that poses a major risk factor for life-threatening diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and neurodegeneration. Recent studies have identified specific loci associated with … Continue Reading Study maps a molecular link between insulin-sensitivity and obesity.
Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating and progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting approximately 5.3 million people in the United States, including almost half of the population at 85 years and older. Microscopic hallmarks … Continue Reading New blood test detects early Alzheimer’s in large-scale study with unprecedented sensitivity.
A neuron is an electrically excitable cell that processes and transmits information through electrical and chemical signals in the brain. These signals between neurons occur via synapses, which connect to … Continue Reading Study maps neurogenetics of dendritic growth and formation.
During exercise, muscle function needs to significantly increase; this requires that the uptake and breakdown of the two main nutrients of myofibers, glucose and fatty acids (FAs), markedly rise. The … Continue Reading First ever bone-derived hormone to affect exercise capacity identified.
Epigenetics is a research field where DNA methylation or histone acetylation, as opposed to the DNA sequence, are studied as a tool for conveying traits to the next generation. Previously, … Continue Reading New type of epigenetic mark identified in the human cell nucleus.
Telomeres are the ends of chromosomes, which package genetic information to pass from parents to children. As the cell divides, these endcaps help keep the genetic information stable and prevent … Continue Reading New technique detects telomere length for research into cancer and aging.