Latest News

Molecular 'scaffold' could hold key to new dementia treatments

A molecular 'scaffold' that allows key parts of cells to interact appears to come apart in dementia and motor neuron disease, revealing a potential new target for drug discovery, researchers report. Researchers looked at two components of cells: mitochondria, and the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). ER and mitochondria form close associations and these interactions enable a number of important cell functions. However the mechanism by which ER and mitochondria become linked has not, until now, been fully understood.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Anti-stroke drug effective treatment for middle-ear infections, researchers say

  • Implantable micro-device to monitor oxygen in glioma to improve treatment outcomes

  • Study on neurogenesis in the olfactory bulb

  • Raising a glass to the holidays: Research finds extra alcohol sold, consumed on holidays

  • Human stem cell model reveals molecular cues critical to neurovascular unit formation

  • Scientists create mice with a major genetic cause of ALS, frontotemporal dementia

  • Blood test for Alzheimer's one step closer

  • Switching off brain circuit renders mice 'out of touch' with environment

  • Facebook status updates reveal low self-esteem and narcissism

  • Anticipating temptation may reduce unethical behavior, research finds

  •