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Neurodegeneration – News and Features

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Molecular Mechanism Links Fat-Rich Diets With Alzheimer’s Disease

The results of this study, led by the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, are a step forward in our understanding of the relationship between obesity, type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.
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Advances in Liquid Biopsies: Improving Sensitivity and Earlier Detection

This article will focus on some of the advances currently being made in the field of liquid biopsy, from attempts to improve the sensitivity of tests, to using bodily fluids other than blood.
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Harmless Particles Found To Improve Immune Response

The immune system trains its response whenever it encounters such a pathogen. Yet researchers at the University of Bonn have now shown that even harmless particles help to improve the immune response.

Imaging Technique Shows New Details of Alzheimer’s Peptide Structures

A new imaging technique developed by engineers at Washington University in St. Louis can give scientists a much closer look at fibril assemblies — stacks of peptides that include amyloid beta, most notably associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
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Using Wearable Technology To Predict Cognitive Function in Patients With MCI

Scientists demonstrated the potential of wearable technology to predict cognitive function in patients with mild cognitive impairment, which impacts over 15% of older adults worldwide, via physiological markers.
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Deregulating Psychedelics To Propel Clinical Research

This article explores the need to deregulate certain psychedelic drugs, including MDMA and psilocybin, which could help people living with PTSD and treatment-resistant depression as pharmaceutical treatments to retrain neural pathways and improve these conditions.

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Dissecting the Proteome To Understand Disease

Proteomics provides insights into the regulation of biological processes and mechanisms of disease. In this article, we explore approaches scientists are using to find early markers of disease, new drug targets and strategies to overcome resistance to treatments.
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Monocytes and Macrophages: Macrophage and Monocyte Function, Origin and Related Conditions

In this article, we focus on two related types of immune cell – the monocyte and the macrophage. We discuss what monocytes and macrophages are, how they are generated, their functions in the body and conditions related to them.
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Understanding Why We Move Slower the Older We Get

It’s one of the inescapable realities of aging: The older we get, the slower we tend to move–whether we’re walking around the block or just reaching for the remote control. A new study led by CU Boulder engineers helps explain why.
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Red Wine and Your Health: The Good and the Bad

Is there any truth to the common belief that red wine is the "good" alcohol?