Researchers discovered a novel molecular target for the design of drugs which could be safer and more effective for multiple sclerosis, as well as other disorders associated with the loss of white matter in the brain.
Using MRI scans on patients with multiple sclerosis and associated cognitive problems, researchers noted extra white matter dysfunction in areas important for cognitive skills.
Researchers report that the protein Klotho plays an important role in the health of myelin, the insulating material allowing for the rapid communication between nerve cells. These findings may lead to new therapies for multiple sclerosis (MS) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
A European team of scientists have built the first atlas of white-matter microstructure in the human brain.
In a genome-wide association (GWA) study, researchers from Boston University Schools of Medicine (BUSM) and Public Health (BUSPH), have identified several genes which influence degeneration of the hippocampus, the part of the brain most associated with Alzheimer disease (AD). The study, which currently appears online as a Rapid Communication in the Annals of Neurology, demonstrates the [...]
Well-connected brains make you smarter in older age Brains that maintain healthy nerve connections as we age help keep us sharp in later life, new research funded by the charity Age UK has found Brains that maintain healthy nerve connections as we age help keep us sharp in later life, new research funded by the [...]