In a new Nature Medicine study, a team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have discovered how an RNA-binding protein may contribute to ALS disease progression. ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease) is a progressive and ultimately fatal neurological disease that attacks the motor nerve cells within the body.
There are numerous examples of humans acquiring disease from monkeys and other non-human primates, but fewer instances of humans transmitting disease to monkeys. A team of researchers led by Dr. Martin Antonio of the Medical Research Council Unit, The Gambia and the University of Warwick found that Staphylococcus aureus had been passed from humans to
Researchers from the University at Buffalo have reversed aging in adult stem cells via a single transcription factor called NANOG. Their results, published in the journal Stem Cells, add to our understanding of the aging process and could aid in the development of treatments for various age-related illnesses, including atherosclerosis, osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s disease. The
The public health concern over the Zika outbreak continues to escalate as new details on the transmission and localization of infected mosquitoes emerge. Recently in New York City, evidence of the first sexual transmission of the virus from a female to a male was reported by the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Although
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive disease affecting the brain and is currently ranked the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Symptoms of AD generally manifest in a person’s mid-60s and include loss of memory and cognitive function. As the disease progresses, extracellular deposits of amyloid-β (Aβ) peptides and intraneuronal neurofibrillary tangles