Scientists from North Carolina State University have applied deep learning algorithms to track neurodegeneration in worms, allowing for much faster image processing and extraction of cellular features that can distinguish between neurodegeneration arising from different sources. Continue reading Can an Artificial Brain Help Study a Real One?
Results from a phase 2 clinical trial reveal that a new two-drug therapy for ALS can slow disease progression by six weeks over a six-month period. This therapy could possibly improve lifespan and quality of life, and may be effective in other neurodegenerative disorders as well. Continue reading Slowing ALS with a Two-Drug Therapy
Genes delivered by a virus successfully mitigated the effects of age-related diseases, such as heart and kidney disease, in a recent mouse study. Following this success, a similar gene therapy treatment is in trial to prevent a certain form of heart disease in dogs. Continue reading Gene therapy that helps prevent heart disease in mice now in trial for dogs
Drugs that inhibit formation of protein clumps may help treat degenerative diseases, but determining when to administer them is challenging. Using mathematical modelling, researchers have developed a strategy to design better treatment protocols based on individual drug properties. Continue reading Mathematical Modeling to Treat Degenerative Diseases