Posts Tagged: neurodegeneration


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Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s – conquering the complexities of neuroscience

In recent years, research into the nervous system has advanced greatly, thanks to progress in areas like molecular biology, electrophysiology, biochemistry, high-resolution microscopy, computational neuroscience and nanotechnology. We can even understand some complex processes occurring in within a neuron. So nowadays, scientists can study several aspects of the nervous system including how it works, its… Read article →



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Multiple sclerosis: hunting for new RNA markers in blood

Multiple sclerosis (MS), a rare and chronic central nervous system disorder resulting from autoimmunity, occasionally steps into the public eye when it strikes a well-known person (such as in 1999, when talk show host Montel Williams revealed his diagnosis). In neuroscience and immunology laboratories, however, the disease is always a major topic of investigation. Researchers… Read article →


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Neurodegeneration: role of noncoding RNA in molecular mechanisms

Neurodegeneration is characterized by cumulative dysfunction and death of cells in selected areas of the nervous system. Neurodegenerative disorders typically present in old age with symptoms related to movement and cognition. The greatest burden of disease in the US, by number of individuals affected, is caused by Alzheimer’s disease (AD) (1). Characteristics of AD include… Read article →