Doctors implant left ventricular assist device (LVAD) to help stop the progression of heart disease and improve the quality of life in brothers with Becker's Muscular Dystrophy.
HD mice crossbred with mice that produced greater levels of PGC-1alpha showed dramatic improvement. Production of misfolded proteins was essentially eliminated and the mice behaved normally. “Degeneration of brain cells is prevented. Neurons don’t die,” said La Spada.
Study identified a complete series of ten factors that regulate the development of neurons in a fly's visual system, shedding light on the order in which these neurons develop.
New research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison explains why the incurable brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), is highly resistant to...
Preliminary results in mice show that Fgf injections near a spinal injury increase both the number of glia cells at the site and the elongated morphology. Their evidence suggests that Fgfs may work to create an environment more supportive of regeneration in mammals as well and could be a valuable therapeutic target.