Breakthrough discovery reveals brain metals that may drive progression of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease could be better treated, thanks to a breakthrough discovery of the properties of the metals in the brain involved in the progression of the neurodegenerative condition, by an international research collaboration including the University of Warwick. Dr Joanna Collingwood, from Warwick’s School of Engineering, was part of a research team which characterized iron […]

Researchers employ nucleotide-based gene silencing to mitigate common ataxia

In what researchers are calling a game changer for future ataxia treatments, a new study showed the ability to turn down the disease progression of the most common dominantly inherited ataxia. Spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3), also known as Machado-Joseph disease, affects about one in 20,000 people. There’s no disease-modifying therapy available, and patients slowly […]

Success of blood test for autism affirmed

One year after researchers published their work on a physiological test for autism, a follow-up study confirms its exceptional success in assessing whether a child is on the autism spectrum. Credit: Rensselaer One year after researchers published their work on a physiological test for autism, a follow-up study confirms its exceptional success in assessing whether […]

Study shows how amyloid aggregates alter brain cells in Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers from CNRS and the Université de Bordeaux have revealed the mechanism through which amyloid peptide aggregates alter brain cells to cause the harmful effects seen in Alzheimer’s disease. Image Credit: sfam_photo / Shutterstock As described in the journal Cell Reports, the aggregates alter the normal function of connections between neurons by interacting with a […]