Recent efforts to develop a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias have focused heavily on removing toxic tau proteins from the brain. The tau protein is known to bind … Continue Reading Study shows that structure of toxic tau aggregates determines type of dementia, and rate of progression.
A new UCLA study takes another step toward the early understanding of a degenerative brain condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, which affects athletes in contact sports who are … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study identifies characteristic pattern of protein deposits in brains of retired athletes who suffered concussions.
Researchers have identified a new genetic mutation at the heart of a severe and potentially deadly seizure disorder found in infants and young children. The finding may help scientists unravel … Continue Reading Researchers identify epigenetic mutation in pediatric seizure disorders.
Chronic wasting disease (CWD), an infectious disease caused by prions, affects North American elk and deer, but has not been observed in humans. Using a mouse model that expresses an … Continue Reading Small loop in human prion protein shown to prevent chronic wasting disease.