Study links motor neurons' large cell size and supporting structures with genes that underly vulnerability to degeneration associated with ALS.
Study reveals a significant association between certain viral illnesses, including viral encephalitis and pneumonia-causing flu with an increased risk of developing a neurodegenerative disorder later in life. Researchers say existing vaccines against the viruses may reduce the chances of developing neurodegeneration.
Study reports that implanted brain-computer interfaces are similar in safety to more conventional brain implants used to manage neurodegenerative disorders.
Proteins associated with motor neuron disease, or ALS are present in the gut many years before disease pathologies can be found in the brain. A stool sample or gut biopsy could help identify the presence of MND-associated proteins years before symptoms appear.
Those working in production occupations, especially those exposed to volatile organic compounds, metals, combustion pollutants, and particulate matter have a higher risk of developing ALS.
Early-to-midlife infections that require hospital care are associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease later in life, a new study reports.
The gut microbiome has previously been linked to some neurological and psychological disorders. Now, researchers are investigating whether utilizing microbes from the gut could potentially treat those suffering from depression and other mental health disorders.