Heidelberg University: Protection For Nerve Cells Delivered Through The Nose

On August 27, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on Heidelberg University: Protection For Nerve Cells Delivered Through The Nose

Material and picture: Dr Bettina Buchthal. Brain sections of control-treated (bottom) and nasal Activin A-treated (top) mice after a stroke. The white line marks the border between the healthy and damaged brain regions. Protective proteins that mitigate the destruction of nerve cells after a stroke can be administered into the…

Cleavage Product of Alzheimer’s Key Protein APP Stimulates Nerve Cell Communication

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Neuroprotective role of APPsα: A histological section through the hippocampus is depicted in the background. The red staining shows APPsα in neuronal cell bodies. The green staining shows the dendritic processes of nerve cells. Source: Max Richter, Müller research group A cleavage product of the Alzheimer’s APP protein stimulates nerve…

DKFZ: Blood test indicates risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease

On April 9, 2018, Posted by , In Research Article, By ,, , With Comments Off on DKFZ: Blood test indicates risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease

A newly developed blood test may indicate Alzheimer’s disease on average eight years before the clinical diagnosis. This was demonstrated by scientists from the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the Saarland Cancer Registry with a large population-based cohort study from the Saarland. Pathological deposits…

EMBL: microglia nibbling on brain synapses (captured on film)

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For the first time, EMBL researchers have captured microglia nibbling on brain synapses. Their findings show that the special glial cells help synapses grow and rearrange, demonstrating the essential role of microglia in brain development. Nature Communications publishes the results on March 26. Multiple synapse heads send out filopodia (green)…