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  • New connection between Alzheimer's dementia and Dlgap2

    A research team has discovered that Dlgap2, a gene that helps facilitate communication between neurons in the nervous system, is associated with the degree of memory loss in mice and risk for Alzheimer's dementia in humans. When studying post-mortem human brain tissue, the researchers also discovered low levels of Dlgap2 in people experiencing 'poorer cognitive health' and 'faster cognitive decline' prior to death.

  • Unique Schwann cells: the eyes have it

    Neuroscience researchers are finding genetic properties of Schwann cells in the cornea that may unlock a better understanding of their role in healing, sensory function, preserving vision, and even nerve regeneration.

  • Early, late stages of degenerative diseases are distinct

    Biochemists have proposed that degenerative diseases as varied as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and muscle atrophy occur in two distinct phases marked by protein signaling changes that could result in patients responding differently to the same treatment.

  • How to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19

    Researchers are developing simple and inexpensive tools -- like a DIY ventilator -- to treat patients more effectively and prevent disease transmission in hospitals.

  • Nature's toolkit for killing viruses and bacteria

    Engineers reveal how zinc oxide nanoneedles and droplet hydrodynamics can stop pathogens.

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