Neurodegenerative Disorders

Black-and-white x-ray of a skull with probes
A new treatment for Parkinson's disease and other disorders arises from an outbreak of contaminated street drugs — and years of painstaking brain research.
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Dana Alliance member Gary Landreth, Ph.D., is a professor of neurosciences and neurology and the director of the Alzheimer Research Laboratory at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
  • The Dana Foundation
Scientists pinpoint the role of proteins in neural communication.
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As the world population ages, cases of macular degeneration are likely to rise. Studies are examining ways to slow the disease and help patients regain sight.
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ALS is sometimes referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, named after the legendary baseball player.
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Your brain’s electrical signals travel from node to node in their journey along nerve axons.
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A protein involved in long-term memory formation may hold a clue to understanding Alzheimer’s disease.
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Facial recognition is a key social skill, but one in 50 people have trouble recognizing familiar faces.
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Recent studies on the prevalence of brain diseases and disorders provide a stunning picture of mental health in Europe.
  • Federation of European Neurosciences
Many people have a loved one affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Hear a young girl’s story of her grandfather’s struggle with Alzheimer’s and learn more about this disease.

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  • 4 min
Teach your students about brain anatomy and function, learning and memory, degenerative disorders, and more with this curriculum unit.
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Can we use human medicine to figure out what makes zombies... zombies?
  • TED
Dementia is a description of any progressive disorder that takes away a person’s cognitive and functional abilities.
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