Latest News

Brain degeneration in Huntington's disease caused by amino acid deficiency

Working with genetically engineered mice, neuroscientists report they have identified what they believe is the cause of the vast disintegration of a part of the brain called the corpus striatum in rodents and people with Huntington?s disease: loss of the ability to make the amino acid cysteine. They also found that disease progression slowed in mice that were fed a diet rich in cysteine, which is found in foods such as wheat germ and whey protein.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Cures for PTSD often remain elusive for war veterans

  • Trauma experiences change the brain even in those without PTSD

  • Missing piece surfaces in the puzzle of autism

  • Scientists identify that memories can be lost and found

  • Brain teaser: 3-D printed 'tissue' to help combat disease

  • Study sheds surprising light on the causes of cerebral palsy

  • If you're using drugs, scientists want to help you avoid addiction

  • Genetic tug of war in the brain influences parental control over offspring behavior

  • Experts recommend tumor removal as first-line treatment for Cushing's syndrome

  • Discovery about brain protein causes rethink on development of Alzheimer's disease

  •