Search Results Tagged With Protein

Chemists identify structure of protein that forms fibrils in Parkinson's patients


Chemists have identified the complex chemical structure of the protein that stacks together to form fibrils in the brains of Parkinson's disease patients. Armed with this knowledge, researchers can id…
March 28, 2016

PD protein plays vital 'marshalling' role in healthy brains


While malfunctioning alpha-synuclein has long been recognised as a hallmark of Parkinson's Disease, its role in healthy brains was not properly understood until now. The new study, carried out by rese…
September 19, 2016

Researchers Gain Better Insight Into Alpha-Synuclein’s Role in Parkinson’s Disease


Researchers have learned more about the true role of alpha-synuclein, a faulty protein involved in the development of Parkinson’s disease. The findings of a recent study add insight into what goes awr…
August 07, 2017

Parkinson’s Experiment to Be Aboard Next Flight to International Space Station


The United States is just four days away from sending a SpaceX rocket to the International Space Station whose cargo will include a Parkinson’s disease experiment.
August 09, 2017

New compounds could offer therapy for multitude of diseases


An international team of more than 18 research groups has demonstrated that the compounds they developed can safely prevent harmful protein aggregation in preliminary tests.
March 30, 2015

Scientists probing molecular origins of Parkinson's disease highlight two proteins


The two proteins - SATB1 and ZDHHC2 - appear to protect the brain cells most affected by Parkinson's disease. When the proteins become less active, the disease sets in.
August 11, 2015

Study Details Process Involved in Parkinson’s Disease


Researchers detailed how cells dispose of damaged mitochondria, a process that can lead to neurodegenerative and other diseases when gone awry. The results suggest a new pathway to target to treat dis…
August 24, 2015

Two proteins work together to help cells eliminate trash; Parkinson's may result


Two proteins that share the ability to help cells deal with their trash appear to need each other to do their jobs and when they don't connect, it appears to contribute to development of Parkinson's d…
August 20, 2015

A better model for Parkinson's disease


Scientists at EPFL solve a longstanding problem with modeling Parkinson's disease in animals. Using newfound insights, they improve both cell and animal models for the disease, which can propel resear…
February 01, 2016

Should We Take Steps to Prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Contagion?


One of the most intriguing new areas of research in neuroscience has to do with the discovery that proteins involved with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative illnesses can contort int…
March 23, 2015

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