Tracking Alzheimer’s Molecules
A research team led by Dennis Selkoe, MD, Center for Neurologic Diseases, BWH Department of Neurology, has uncovered the dynamics of how molecules, known as a-beta oligomers, contribute to nerve-to-nerve communication breakdown in Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
A research team led by Francisco Quintana, PhD, BWH Department of Neurology, has identified interleukin-21 as an inducer of interleukin-22 production in CD4+ T immune cells. Interleukins are cell-signaling molecules that play a role in white and red blood cell development and immune system regulation.
A study led by Jae H.Kang, ScD, BWH Channing Division of Network Medicine, found that risk of exfoliation glaucoma (EG)—the most common type of secondary glaucoma —may be lower with higher total folate intake.