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Scientists identify molecule essential to maintaining the brain’s supply of stem cells.

Fat and sugar aren’t usually considered healthy staples, but scientists at Georgia Regents University have found that a biological fat with a sugar attached is essential for maintaining the brain’s … Continue Reading Scientists identify molecule essential to maintaining the brain’s supply of stem cells.

Scientists identify the signature of aging in the brain via the blood-brain-barrier.

A new study from Weizmann Institute researchers has found evidence of a unique signature that may be the missing link between cognitive decline and aging. The scientists believe that this … Continue Reading Scientists identify the signature of aging in the brain via the blood-brain-barrier.

Neurons, brain cancer cells require the same little-known protein for long-term survival.

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have discovered that the protein PARC/CUL9 helps neurons and brain cancer cells override the biochemical mechanisms that lead to cell death in most … Continue Reading Neurons, brain cancer cells require the same little-known protein for long-term survival.

Scripps Florida scientists shed new light on nerve cell growth.

Scripps Florida scientists shed new light on nerve cell growth. The study describes how RPM-1 regulates the activity of a single protein known as DLK-1, a protein that regulates neuron development and plays an essential role in axon regeneration. RPM-1 uses PPM-2, an enzyme that removes a phosphate group from a protein thereby altering its function, in combination with ubiquitin ligase activity to directly inhibit DLK-1.

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