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

New Imaging technique maps serotonin activity in Brain

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that's partly responsible for feelings of happiness and for mood regulation in humans. This makes it a common target for antidepressants, which block serotonin from being reabsorbed by neurons after it has dispatched its signal, so more of it stays floating around the brain.Now MIT researchers have developed an imaging technique … Continue reading New Imaging technique maps serotonin activity in Brain