Author Archives: Patricia Silva PhD

Review On The Link Between Autophagy And ALS

Researchers at Università degli Studi di Milano in Italy recently published in the journal Cells a review regarding the link between autophagy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The study is entitled “Autophagy and Neurodegeneration: Insights from a Cultured Cell Model of ALS”. Autophagy…

Antioxidant MitoQ Shown As A Promising Therapy for ALS

A study led by researchers at The Center of Free Radical and Biomedical Research at Universidad de la Republica in Uruguay revealed that antioxidant therapies like MitoQ are a promising treatment strategy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The study was published in the journal Free Radical Biology…

New Potential Biomarker and Therapeutic Target for ALS Patients

New data revealing a link between the LDL receptor-related protein 4 (LRP4) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) was presented during the 67th American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting in April 2015. The presentation was entitled “LRP4 antibodies are frequent in serum and CSF from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients”. ALS is…

Misfolded Protein Aggregates in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Researchers at the University of Alberta and the National Institute for Nanotechnology in Canada recently reported new insights into the misfolding process of proteins from a normal structure to a disease state characteristic of degenerative disorders. The study entitled “Protein misfolding occurs by slow diffusion…