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Brain injury and dementia: is tau protein the “traumatic” connection between them?

Violent blows or jolts to the head can cause traumatic brain injury (TBI), and there are currently about five million people in the U.S....

Fighting cancer, aging and neurotroubles: a tale of aminoacids, enzymes and inhibitors

Investigating an enzyme that stops cells from dividing could be a fruitful avenue for research into how to slow aging and treat aging-related diseases....

Glymphatics: the brain pipe network that regulates sleep and circadian rhythms through glìals

Glymphatic system is the brainly equivalent of the bodily lymphatic system that allow immune circulation and toxins removal. However, this system in the brain,...

Motoneuron disease hunt: we’ll run you down 24/7 until we’ll get the perfect bullet

ALS is a neurodegenerative disease which affects motor neurons and the neuronal links between our brain and our muscles. Over the course of the...

Drug repurposing: ALS gets keymaster and gatekeeper tech to delay progression

Neurons communicate with each other through synaptic transmission, which involves both the release of chemical neurotransmitters and electrical activity. This communication can be either...

Nutritional approaches to resolve inflammation: a special focus on omega-3 for brain injuries

Injuries induce the initiation of inflammation to control the damage. However, despite the extensive knowledge of the basics of the inflammatory processes, the resolution...

Disease-modifying aminoacids: arginine in the spotlight for genetic ataxias

Familial spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA), Huntington disease, and spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy are inherited neurodegenerative diseases. Because of their similar molecular pathogenesis, they are...

Uric acid as biomarker and methyl-sister caffeine as preventive for Parkinson’s?

Parkinson disease (PD) is a slowly progressive disorder that affects movement, muscle control and balance. It is the second most common age-related neurodegenerative disorder...

MSA and Parkinson on the verge of parting: envisions of a breakthrough tecnology

Scientists have found a way to distinguish between two progressive neurodegenerative diseases, Parkinson's disease (PD) and multiple system atrophy (MSA), using a technology developed...

ALS gene therapy: viral vector trying to SOD 1 right message to motorneurons

Lou Gehrig’s disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) hits over 5000 Americans each year, and about 30,000 people in the US have this disease...

Genetic ataxia: SCAvenging the mutation is far, better to SirTwining with “energy”

Spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 (SCA7) is an inherited neurodegenerative disorder that causes progressive problems with vision, movement, and balance. Individuals with SCA7 have CAG-polyglutamine...

Splicing “letters” on the decrypting: helicase DHX8 under investigation

Proteins are large molecules that are absolutely crucial to the health of every single cell in the human body. However, the processes that determine...

Dementia daybreak: a shocking innovation under the “spotlights”

The suprachiasmatic nucleus is the part of the brain responsible for regulating the wake-sleep cycle, a cycle that is often disturbed in patients with...

Parkinson: from hypertension an approved drug to slow down the progression

A prescribed drug to treat high blood pressure has shown promise against conditions such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and forms of dementia in studies carried...

ALS: cellular stressors and basic activity wake up the sick gene

Patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) frequently have a string of repeated DNA code in brain neurons, carrying hundreds to thousands of copies within...

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