‘Barcode’ IDs special glial cells in the brain

"...this discovery could be of immense consequence for treating a myriad of brain conditions..."

Brian Clark-Brown • futurity
June 25, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease neurons als aging brains muscles health-and-medicine glial-cells neurodegenerative-diseases

Blood plasma analysis could spot signs of ALS

A method of analyzing blood plasma could help diagnose and predict the progression of ALS, researchers report.

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
June 3, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence als blood plasma featured health-and-medicine neurodegenerative-diseases

Transplanted brain cells repair MS damage in mice

When researchers transplanted specific human brain cells into animal models of multiple sclerosis, the cells repaired damage and restored function.

Mark Michaud-Rochester • futurity
May 20, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: brains multiple-sclerosis health-and-medicine neurodegenerative-diseases

The way tau spreads may lead to new dementia treatments

A new understanding of how tau proteins moves from neuron to neuron in the brain could pave the way for new ways to fight neurodegenerative diseases.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
April 2, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease dementia brains proteins health-and-medicine neurodegenerative-diseases

Brain cell protection may also regulate your sleep

Understanding more about how a system that protects brain cells affects sleep could reveal a connection between sleep disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.

Lauren Ingeno-Penn • futurity
March 13, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease parkinsons-disease als aging sleep brains health-and-medicine neurodegenerative-diseases

How does aging affect neurodegenerative diseases?

A new study digs into aging and brain changes in people with neurodegenerative diseases like MS, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's.

Ellen Goldbaum-Buffalo • futurity
March 9, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease parkinsons-disease memory aging brains multiple-sclerosis health-and-medicine neurodegenerative-diseases

Broken ‘rules’ lead to protein clumps in diseases like ALS

New research unveils a way to "read" proteins to see if they'll clump together and contribute to neurodegenerative diseases like ALS.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
Feb. 26, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: als proteins health-and-medicine neurodegenerative-diseases

Can A.I. blood analysis predict Alzheimer’s progress?

Artificial intelligence can check blood samples to predict and explain the progress of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, researchers report.

Shawn Hayward-McGill • futurity
Jan. 28, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease artificial-intelligence huntingtons-disease health-and-medicine blood-tests neurodegenerative-diseases

Busted transport system unites neurodegenerative diseases

New treatments may result from identifying a likely culprit behind the brain build-up that ties all neurodegenerative diseases together.

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller • futurity
Dec. 9, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease parkinsons-disease neurons brains health-and-medicine neurodegenerative-diseases

Marker may help detect Parkinson’s disease at earliest stages

Countering a defect that appears to be nearly universal in patients with Parkinson's may prevent death in the cells whose loss causes the disease.

Bruce Goldman-Stanford • futurity
Sept. 27, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: parkinsons-disease brains health-and-medicine neurodegenerative-diseases

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