Researchers report single tau proteins have different shapes, and the folds of the molecules could help doctors to predict which type of dementia a person is likely to suffer from.
A new DNA vaccine tested in mice significantly reduces tau and amyloid beta, two proteins implicated in Alzheimer's disease. The findings, researchers say, may pave the way for clinical trials in humans with the neurodegenerative disease.
Researchers have made a surprise discovery that could help provide treatment options for a range of conditions from Parkinson's disease to depression. Researching how to transform supportive brain cells into neurons, the scientists unexpectedly transformed mature inhibitory striatal neurons into dopamine producing neurons.
A detailed 3D structure of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors could help pave the way to developing new treatments for nicotine addiction, researchers report.
UT Southwestern researchers discover a gene implicated in circadian rhythm may also play a vital role in regulating genes important for our brain evolution.
A new Science study sheds light on how the gut microbiota interacts with circadian rhythm to impact metabolism. Researchers say the finding could help explain why those who work night shifts have higher rates of metabolic diseases.
According to a Cell Reports study, mice with abnormal eating schedules are more likely to develop skin cancer cells. Researchers report abnormal eating times disrupt the skin's circadian cycle and weakens the potency of an enzyme that protects against UV rays.
A new study reveals mice with higher levels of BMAL1 in their muscles were able to recover from sleep deprivation more quickly than those with the protein removed.
Eating late, or at inappropriate times might have a significant impact on both weight and normal sleep-wake patterns, a new study published in Cell Metabolism reports.
Researchers report a new DNA vaccine prompts an immune response to proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease.