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New mechanism found for neurodegeneration

A research team led by Jackson Laboratory Professor and Howard Hughes Investigator Susan Ackerman, Ph.D.

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‘Pathogenic connection’ between cancer and autoimmune disorders

Researchers developing a potential vaccine for myasthenia gravis find that an inhibitor expressed in tumors is also found in people who have this disease.

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Study examines blood markers and survival in patients with ALS

The blood biomarkers serum albumin and creatinine appear to be associated with survival in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and may help define prognosis in patients after they are…

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Could certain fatty acids reduce the risk of Lou Gehrig’s disease?

Study finds that eating foods high in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids could be associated with a decreased risk in the fatal neurodegenerative disorder.

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Key to fighting brain disease could lie in boosting appetite of cells

The key to fighting brain diseases like dementia and Lou Gehrig’s disease could lie in boosting the inbuilt capacity of brain cells to eat the proteins that clog them up.

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Symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis exacerbated by over-activity of enzyme HDAC6

Scientists at VIB and KU Leuven have demonstrated in fruit-flies that over-activity of the enzyme HDAC6 in the nerve ends exacerbates the symptoms of the neurodegenerative condition Amyotrophic…

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Over-activity of enzyme HDAC6 exacerbates symptoms of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Scientists at VIB and KU Leuven have demonstrated in fruit-flies that over-activity of the enzyme HDAC6 in the nerve ends exacerbates the symptoms of the neurodegenerative condition Amyotrophic…

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Fatal cellular malfunction identified in Huntington’s disease

Researchers believe they have learned how mutations in the gene that causes Huntington’s disease kill brain cells, a finding that could open new opportunities for treating the fatal disorder.

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MRC brings industry and academia together in new approach to accelerate dementias research, UK

The Medical Research Council (MRC) has launched the UK Dementias Research Platform (UKDP), a £16 million public-private partnership set up to speed up research into dementias.

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Research has implications for understanding brain diseases caused by clumps of misshapen molecules

It’s almost axiomatic that misfolded proteins compromise how cells normally function and cause debilitating human disease, but how these proteins are detected and degraded within the body is not well…

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