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.
A new study reveals a certain immune response, which usually helps cells recognize and kill viral infections, can sometimes cause apoptosis in neurons.
The SARM1 protein triggers a cascade of degeneration associated with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other neurodegenerative diseases. Researchers hope new drugs can be developed to directly target this protein to fight neurodegeneration.
Findings could have broad therapeutic potential for many neurodegenerative diseases. Degeneration of the axon and synapse, the slender projection through...
Researchers report they have identified a pathway implicated in the death of nerve cells.