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

Protein Buildup in ALS Brains Linked to Lower Protein Removal Factor

Researchers at Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies, in Florida, discovered that patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) have lower levels of a factor that controls autophagy, a cell mechanism for protein removal from the brain. The study, “Transcription Factor EB Is Selectively Reduced in the Nuclear Fractions of Alzheimer’s and…

Researchers Find ‘Harmful’ ALS Factor Actually Protects Neurons from Inflammation

Attempting to lower a specific protein that is higher in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), researchers discovered that the protein does not contribute to the disease as believed. Instead, it protects neurons from rampaging inflammation. The findings, published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics under the title “Genetic ablation of IP3 receptor 2…