Researchers at the University of Toronto have uncovered new insights on the genetic causes of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. These findings could uncover a new way to detect a genetic predisposition to ALS before the disease strikes.  The team state that a common mutation associated with ALS is an unstable repeated DNA sequence within the C9orf72 gene that could reach into the thousands. However, it is unknown how many repeats would be sufficient to…

Researchers at the University of Toronto have uncovered new insights on the genetic causes of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. These findings could uncover a new way to detect a genetic predisposition to ALS before the disease strikes. The team state that a common mutation associated with ALS is an unstable repeated DNA sequence within the C9orf72 gene that could reach into the thousands. However, it is unknown how many repeats would be sufficient to…

In a study involving more than 31,000 women with cancer-causing mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, researchers at The Basser Center for BRCA, the Abramson Cancer Center, and the University of Pennsylvania identified mutations that are associated with significantly different risks of breast and ovarian cancers. The researchers state the results, which show that some mutations confer higher risks of breast cancer, while other mutations show higher risks of ovarian cancer, may lead to more…

In a study involving more than 31,000 women with cancer-causing mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, researchers at The Basser Center for BRCA, the Abramson Cancer Center, and the University of Pennsylvania identified mutations that are associated with significantly different risks of breast and ovarian cancers. The researchers state the results, which show that some mutations confer higher risks of breast cancer, while other mutations show higher risks of ovarian cancer, may lead to more…

Now, a new study from researchers at Sanford Burnham takes a step forward in understanding how similar, yet genetically unrelated neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, frontal temporal dementia, and PSP are caused by the protein tau. The team states that their new study creates new opportunities to target this key protein that leads to the brain lesions found in patients with impaired motor functions and dementia. The opensource study is published in the journal Neuron.

Now, a new study from researchers at Sanford Burnham takes a step forward in understanding how similar, yet genetically unrelated neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, frontal temporal dementia, and PSP are caused by the protein tau. The team states that their new study creates new opportunities to target this key protein that leads to the brain lesions found in patients with impaired motor functions and dementia. The opensource study is published in the journal Neuron.

Scientists found that insufficient deep sleep is associated with toxic accumulation of Alzheimer’s protein, leading to memory loss. Research showed that poor sleep may cause the beta-amyloid protein to activate Alzheimer’s disease attacks to the brain area that holds long-term memory.

Scientists found that insufficient deep sleep is associated with toxic accumulation of Alzheimer’s protein, leading to memory loss. Research showed that poor sleep may cause the beta-amyloid protein to activate Alzheimer’s disease attacks to the brain area that holds long-term memory.

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Researchers from the UC San Diego and the University of Iowa have identified a key piece in the complex molecular puzzle underlying heart failure, a serious and sometimes life-threatening disorder affecting more than 5 million Americans. In an opensource study published in Cell Reports, the team explores the heart’s progression from initial weakening to heart failure, and found that a protein, known as RBFox2, plays a critical role in this process.

Researchers from the UC San Diego and the University of Iowa have identified a key piece in the complex molecular puzzle underlying heart failure, a serious and sometimes life-threatening disorder affecting more than 5 million Americans. In an opensource study published in Cell Reports, the team explores the heart’s progression from initial weakening to heart failure, and found that a protein, known as RBFox2, plays a critical role in this process.

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