A new study reveals a defective version of astrocytes may be linked to the build up of alpha synuclein and could spur Parkinson's disease. The findings show the important role glial cells play in Parkinson's and offers insights into new targets for therapies to fight the neurodegenerative disease.
Study reveals how a protein that transports essential amino acids across the placenta plays a role in fetal development. Deficiencies of the SNAT4 protein may result in developmental abnormalities and a higher risk of miscarriage.
Researchers have developed a new method to accurately and rapidly locate proteins within brain cells.
Using CRISPR, researchers have identified a new set of genes that may be implicated in both ALS and frontotemporal dementia.
Using CRISPR gene editing, researchers were able to control microglia and reverse their toxic state associated with Alzheimer's disease, and put them back on track.
Study identifies a short gene segment crucial for brain development and information processing. The absence of the gene segment induces altered social behaviors, learning difficulties, and memory deficits, which are hallmarks of a subset of ASD.