Magdalena Kegel,  —

Magdalena is a writer with a passion for bridging the gap between the people performing research, and those who want or need to understand it. She writes about medical science and drug discovery. She holds an MS in Pharmaceutical Bioscience and a PhD — spanning the fields of psychiatry, immunology, and neuropharmacology — from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.

Articles by Magdalena Kegel

Cell Stress Unleashes Downward Spiral of Toxic Protein Production in ALS

Cell stress, such as a viral infection, may trigger the production of faulty proteins from the C9orf72 gene, a leading contributor of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), say researchers at the University of Michigan. Their study, “RAN translation at C9orf72-associated repeat expansions is selectively enhanced…