New research helps to better understand the basic biology of nerve cells

New research helps to better understand the basic biology of nerve cells

Scientists are starting to understand the precise workings of a type of gene that, unlike other genes, does not code for proteins – the building blocks of life. New research led by the University of Bath shows the mechanism by which genes coding for a subset of long non-coding RNA lncRNA interact with genes (to … Read more

Genetic discovery may pave the way to new diagnostic approaches, treatments for motor neurone diseases

Genetic discovery may pave the way to new diagnostic approaches, treatments for motor neurone diseases

A new genetic discovery adds weight to a theory that motor neurone degenerative diseases are caused by abnormal lipid (fat) processing pathways inside brain cells. This theory will help pave the way to new diagnostic approaches and treatments for this group of conditions. The discovery will provide answers for certain families who had previously had … Read more