Sorting out the structure of a Parkinson’s protein
April 1, 2013Computer modeling may resolve conflicting results and offer hints for new drug-design strategies.
MicroRNA detection on the cheap
March 28, 2013MIT alumni’s startup provides rapid, cost-effective microRNA profiling, which is beneficial for diagnosing diseases.
Possible role for Huntington’s gene discovered
January 16, 2013Mutant forms of the gene disrupt chemical modifications that control access to genes necessary for normal brain cell function.
Study finds a new culprit for epileptic seizures
January 15, 2013Discovery that some seizures arise in glial cells could offer new targets for epilepsy treatment.
Tissue engineering: Growing new organs, and more
December 14, 2012Research could lead to better ways to heal injuries and develop new drugs.