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Tracy Nero


St. Vincent's Institute of Medical Research
Fitzroy, Australia

An Axon Self-Destruct Button Triggers Energy Woes

RESEARCH NEWS 2015-04-24 Research News Just as losing a limb can spare a life, parting with a damaged axon by way of Wallerian degeneration can spare a neuron. A protein called SARM1 acts as the self-destruct button, and now researchers led by Jeffrey Milbrandt of Washington ...

Davies, Sperling Share 2015 Potamkin Prize

COMMUNITY NEWS 2015-04-24 Community News Two researchers share the 2015 Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick’s, Alzheimer’s, and Related Diseases. Peter Davies from the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, New York, and Reisa Sperling of Brigham and Women’s ...

Tau Triple Threat: Do Trimers Make Bad Seeds?

RESEARCH NEWS 2015-04-24 Research News They say bad news comes in threes. According to a study published April 17 in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, tau trimers are the smallest oligomers able to sneak into neurons and seed new fibrils—a process thought responsible for ...

Microglia—Who Are You Really? New Clues Emerge

CONFERENCE COVERAGE 2015-04-24 Conference Coverage The brain’s resident immune cells, microglia, play a Jekyll-and-Hyde game in Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at the 12th International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases, held March 18-22 in Nice, France, outlined ...

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