Researchers challenge conventional understanding of cause of Parkinson’s

Related video An international team of researchers involving members of the University of Basel’s Biozentrum challenges the conventional understanding of the cause of Parkinson’s disease. The researchers have shown that the inclusions in the brain’s neurons, characteristic of Parkinson’s disease, are comprised of a membranous medley rather than protein fibrils. The recently published study in […]

UAB scientists identify new target for drug intervention in Alzheimer’s disease

Related video Scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have identified an enzyme in the brain that may be an intriguing target for interventions against Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The researchers suggest that the enzyme, a serine/threonine kinase known as LIMK1, may play an important role in the degradation of dendritic spines, the […]

Scientists identify early signs of Parkinson’s disease years before symptoms develop

Related video Serotonin transporter proteins are the first to change in Parkinson’s disease Further research ‘could change countless lives’ Scientists at King’s College London have identified the earliest signs of Parkinson’s disease in the brain up to 20 years before patients present with any symptoms. The findings challenge what had so far been understood about […]