December 2019 archive

New study sheds light into origins of neurodegenerative disease

New research has shed light on the origins of spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 (SCA7) and demonstrates effective new therapeutic pathways for SCA7 and the more than 40 other types of spinocerebellar ataxia. The study, which appears online Monday on the website of the journal Neuron, implicates metabolic dysregulation leading to altered calcium homeostasis in neurons …

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Young to discuss sorting out Alzheimer’s disease on January 13


The University of Washington’s Jessica Young, PhD, will deliver the first DCNN Seminar of 2020 on  Monday January 13, from 1-2 p.m. in room 103 of the Bryan Research Building. A lunch and preseminar reception will begin at 12:30 p.m.  Young will deliver the lecture “Sorting it out: Stem cell modeling to understand genetic risk …

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