Özge has a MSc. in Molecular Genetics from the University of Leicester and a PhD in Developmental Biology from Queen Mary University of London. She worked as a Post-doctoral Research Associate at the University of Leicester for six years in the field of Behavioural Neurology before moving into science communication. She worked as the Research Communication Officer at a London based charity for almost two years.
An opinion piece titled “A serious and often overlooked issue for patients with brain diseases: Swallowing” by Dr. Donald Bolser, a professor at the University of Florida recently published in ... Read more
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can detect changes occurring in the brain during the course of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in the short-term, according to a study published in the Neuroimage: ... Read more
Researchers in the U.S. showed that thanks to a computer-brain interface device that they developed people with different forms of paralysis, including amyloid lateral sclerosis (ALS), can type using direct ... Read more
A protein called Nrf2 could clear away harmful miss-folded proteins causing Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases by activating “house keeping” mechanisms in the cells according to a study published in ... Read more
Muscle fibers secrete and concentrate a protein called fibroblast growth factor binding protein 1 (FGFBP1) at the neuromuscular junctions, the area of contact between motor neurons and muscle fibers, according ... Read more
Long-term use of Rilutek (riluzole) is associated with a better outcome in sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients, whereas short-term use seems to have little effect on survival according to ... Read more