A new study reveals a commonality in gene activity related to the same immune response and inflammatory pathways in the brains of patients with Parkinson's and Huntington's disease.
Boston University School of Medicine researchers have identified several new genes associated with Alzheimer's disease, including some which may cause functional and structural alterations in the brain. The findings could help to shed light on the processes leading up to the development of the neurodegenerative disease.
Researchers have discovered a new biomarker that can help diagnose Huntington's disease. They note the findings could result in the development of treatments to postpone neuron death in those who carry the Huntington's gene mutation, but who do not currently show symptoms of the disease.