Study implicates abnormalities in SOD1 with Parkinson's disease and ALS.
Apoptosis plays a critical role in brain development as it influences the thickness of layers in the cerebral cortex, variety, and layer cell density. Alterations in how cells perform division and apoptosis lead to the development of abnormal cortical structures as seen in a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism.
Researchers report that neuron loss in Alzheimer's disease may not be such a bad thing. The study reveals the loss of neurons may be the result of a cell quality control mechanism attempting to protect the brain from the accumulation of malfunctioning neurons.
Researchers describe the events which cue neurogenesis in songbirds.
A new study into human and plant cell apoptosis could provide new avenues for the development of treatments for neurodegenerative diseases, and help develop disease-resistant plants.
The turn over of microglia cells is at least ten times faster than previously predicted, allowing for entire renewal of microglia a number of times during ones lifetime, a new study reports.
Compounds shown to be either effective at stopping the replication of Zika in its tracks or preventing the virus from killing brain cells.
Researchers have identified one way in which an RNA binding protein may contribute to ALS.
Salicylic acid, a breakdown product of aspirin, appears to bind to an enzyme that plays a major role in a number of neurodegenerative diseases.
A gene that is critical in early stages of embryonic development appears to also play a key role in neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and frontotemporal dementia, researchers say.