A novel mechanism has been identified that might explain why a rare mutation is associated with familial Alzheimer’s disease in a new study by investigators at the University of Chicago
Researchers at the University of Chicago, the University of Birmingham, and Bournemouth University have uncovered evidence that physical embodiment can occur without the sense of touch, thanks to a study involving two participants who lack the ability to feel touch.
By studying several neuron pairs that innervate distinct muscles in a fruit fly model, researchers found that some neurons compensate for the loss of a neighboring partner.
UChicago Medicine is participating in a new clinical trial, the SLATE (Stereotactic Laser Ablation in Temporal Epilepsy) trial, to follow the long-term outcomes of patients who have the laser surgery. Patients with temporal epilepsy can be eligible for the trial, and Warnke believes it will become the “go-to” procedure for many types of epilepsy.
UChicago researchers are studying protein misfolding and genetics in prion disease to unlock clues to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ALS.