What Makes Good Brain Proteins Turn Bad?News
The protein FUS is implicated in two neurodegenerative diseases: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). Using a newly developed fruit fly model, researchers have zoomed in on the protein structure of FUS to gain more insight into how it causes neuronal toxicity and disease.
T Cells Attack and Kill Dopamine-Producing Cells in Parkinson's diseaseNews
Researchers in Germany discover a potential new target for treating Parkinson's diseaseRead more
Iron-Fortification of Dietary Grain Improved CognitionNews
Students who consumed an iron-biofortified version of the grain pearl millet exhibited improved attention and memory compared to those who consumed conventional pearl millet, researchers found.Read more
Researchers are One Step Closer to Developing Eye Drops to Treat Age-Related Macular DegenerationNews
Scientists at the University of Birmingham are one step closer to developing an eye drop that could revolutionise treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).Read more
A Bad Mood May Help Your Brain With Everyday TasksNews
New research found that being in a bad mood can help some people’s executive functioning, such as their ability to focus attention, manage time and prioritize tasks.Read more
The “Traffic Cop” Protein Which Gives Progenitor Cells Permission to DifferentiateNews
Knowledge of this dictating protein may help find therapies for the injured brain and affect glial tumor cell researchRead more
Biosafety and the Agents of DoomArticle
To combat harmful pathogens it is vitally important that scientists have facilities available that enable them to work on them safely. These facilities should prevent the operator from becoming infected with the agent they are working with and prevent the organism from escaping the laboratory setting and potentially initiating new outbreaks of disease.
Italian Study Shows Being a Child of Same-Sex Parents Does Not Affect Your DevelopmentArticle
Study shows no difference in the development of children from same-sex couples compared to different-sex couples.Read more