Study reveals potential new treatment target Nuak1 kinase to prevent accumulation of protein in early Alzheimer’s disease

Taking a pill that prevents the accumulation of toxic molecules in the brain might someday help prevent or delay Alzheimer's disease, according to scientists at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.The study, published today in Cell Press journal Neuron, took a three-pronged approach to help subdue early … Continue reading Study reveals potential new treatment target Nuak1 kinase to prevent accumulation of protein in early Alzheimer’s disease

Research finds role of Rap1 gene in obesity and glucose metabolism

Credit: M. Fukuda/Cell ReportsScientists at Baylor College of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health and Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have discovered a new mechanism in the mouse brain that regulates obesity. The study, which appears in Cell Reports today, shows that this new mechanism can potentially be targeted to treat obesity. Fukuda and colleagues studied … Continue reading Research finds role of Rap1 gene in obesity and glucose metabolism