Basic cell health systems wear down in Huntington’s disease, analysis shows

A new computational approach for analyzing complex datasets shows that as disease progresses, neurons and astrocytes lose the ability to maintain homeostasis.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
yesterday ~6 min

One more clue to brain changes in Huntington’s disease

Opioid receptor MOR1 changes discovered in neurodegenerative disease model.

Jill Crittenden | McGovern Institute for Brain Research • mit
Dec. 10, 2020 ~5 min

Neural vulnerability in Huntington’s disease tied to release of mitochondrial RNA

Unique survey of gene expression by cell type in humans and mice reveals several deficits affecting the most vulnerable neurons.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
July 21, 2020 ~7 min

Alumnus gives MIT $4.5 million to establish the Broderick Fund for Phytocannabinoid Research

Gifts to MIT and Harvard Medical School totaling $9 million will fund independent research on cannabinoid’s influence on brain health and behavior.

School of Science • mit
April 30, 2019 ~11 min

Biologists find unexpected role for amyloid-forming protein | MIT News

Yeast protein could offer clues to how Alzheimer’s plaques form in the brain.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 24, 2015 ~5 min

Biology, driven by data | MIT News

Newly tenured biological engineer Ernest Fraenkel goes where the numbers lead.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 27, 2015 ~6 min