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Neurodegeneration – News and Features

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Can We Predict the Speed of Cognitive Decline in Early Alzheimer’s?

A new study has investigated how quickly people with early Alzheimer's disease will experience cognitive decline.
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2024 Is the Year for Brain-Computer Interfaces

In this article, JoJo Platt and Ruthi Aladjem from Corundum Neuroscience discuss why 2024 is the year for brain-computer interfaces.
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Key Neuron Regeneration Mechanisms Identified

Direct neuronal reprogramming offers a promising strategy for treating neurological disorders, but the processes involved in this reprogramming are complex.
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Novel Gene Expression Technology Discovers Rare T Cells Associated With Autoimmune Disease

Scientists have discovered several rare types of helper T cells that are associated with immune disorders such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and even asthma.
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New Alzheimer’s Drug Donanemab Approved by FDA

The drug donanemab (also known as Kisunla™) has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of adults with early symptomatic Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
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How the Brain Signals for Extra Energy

A key mechanism that detects when the brain needs an additional energy boost to support its activity has been identified in a study in mice and cells led by UCL scientists.
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Targeting an Ancient Biological Stress Response Could Help Prevent Hair Loss

Activation of an ancient biological stress response has been linked to a proliferative block in the human hair follicle. Researchers suggest that targeting this stress response could be used to help maintain hair follicles and treat hair loss.
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Drugs Targeting “Zombie” Cells May Benefit Some Older Women, but Not All

Senescent cells can't divide but can drive chronic inflammation and tissue dysfunction linked to aging and chronic diseases. In a new trial, treatment with intermittent senolytic treatment had beneficial effects on bone formation.
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Targeting Cell Repair Proteins Offers New Avenue for Early Alzheimer's Intervention

According to a new study, a class of proteins that regulates cell repair and enhances cell growth-signaling systems could be a promising new target for the treatment of Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases.
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New Method Uses Light to Induce Inflammatory Cell Death

University of Illinois researchers developed a method to precisely target cells for inflammatory cell death using light. The ability to precisely initiate this process in a small area is important for cancer and other diseases.