An experimental small molecule helped restore the removal of mitochondria from dopamine-producing neurons in the brain. The findings may help in the development of new therapies for Parkinson's disease.
Study confirms stress can accelerate premature graying of hair, but there is hope. Reducing stress helps to restore some of your natural color.
Researchers have developed a new, non-invasive test to diagnose Parkinson's disease which relies on a simple skin swab. The test analyses sebum, the oily substance that coats and protects the skin. People with Parkinson's often have increased production of sebum. The researchers identified 10 compounds within sebum that were either elevated or reduced in people with Parkinson's.
Exercise promotes the hypothalamus to release MOTS-c. Mitochondrial encoded MOTS-c interacts with the nuclear genome and regulates both cell metabolism and the stress response.
Expressing neuron enriched mitochondrial proteins, researchers achieved a four times higher glial cell conversion rate and simultaneously increased the speed of neural reprogramming.
MP-Pt(IV), a second generation prodrug appears to have curative properties against glioblastoma when coupled with chemotherapy in mouse models.