It is known that the neurons of the human brain communicate with each other through specialized structures called synapses. A synapse consists of a presynaptic terminal of one neuron … Continue Reading Previously unknown molecule critical to synaptic transmission identified.
Huntington’s disease is an inherited disorder that damages nerve cells and causes parts of the brain to deteriorate, leading to uncontrolled movements and cognitive problems. There is no way to … Continue Reading Study identifies previously unknown proteins in Huntington’s disease pathology.
Study identifies ‘significant’ vascular anomalies in the brains of people with Huntington’s disease.
An international study led by researchers from Université Laval has identified significant vascular changes in the brains of people with Huntington’s disease. This breakthrough, the details of which are published … Continue Reading Study identifies ‘significant’ vascular anomalies in the brains of people with Huntington’s disease.
When it comes to protecting cells from death brought on by the calamities of environmental stress, the human body is particularly ingenious. From cellular components that suck up misfolded proteins … Continue Reading Key epigenetic phosphorylation pathway identified that protects cells against death by stress.
Researchers at Columbia University have made a significant step toward visualizing complex protein metabolism in living systems with high resolution and minimum disturbance, a longstanding goal in the scientific community. … Continue Reading New neuroimaging technique maps protein synthesis in living tissues, animals.
A team of researchers from Inserm has just demonstrated the therapeutic potential of triheptanoin in ten patients with Huntington’s disease. Derivatives of this triglyceride, with its unique composition, might be … Continue Reading Therapeutic potential of triheptanoin confirmed for Huntington’s disease.
By adjusting the levels of a key signaling protein, researchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) improved motor function and brain abnormalities in experimental animals with a form of … Continue Reading Scientists reverse Huntington’s disease in animal model using precision medicine.
Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have uncovered a major contributor to Huntington’s disease, a devastating progressive neurological condition that produces involuntary movements, emotional disturbance and cognitive impairment. Using … Continue Reading Scientists uncover master key in development of Huntington’s Disease.
‘Master-regulator’ protein which pushes breast cancer cells to metastasize is identified. Unexpected links to Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s disease also seen. Using an innovative tool that captures heretofore hidden ways that cells are regulated, scientists at Rockefeller University have identified a protein that makes breast cancer cells more likely to metastasize. What’s more, the protein appears to trigger cancer’s spread in part by blocking two other proteins that are normally linked to neurodegeneration, a finding that suggests these two disease processes could have unexpected ties.
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