The Mystery of Multiple Sclerosis: What Does the Immune System Have to Do With It?

by: Katie Foulger Affecting one million Americans per year, of an unknown cause, with no treatment plans in place — the disease Multiple Sclerosis (MS) truly is an enigma. MS is an autoimmune disease that directly affects the central nervous system (CNS), consisting of the brain and spinal cord. The immune system malfunctions and begins […]

Identifying Amyloid Deposits Using PET to Detect Earlier Stages of Memory Decline

by: Catherine Kim Recent studies reported that late intervention resulted in memory decline in cognitively normal (CN) individuals who tested negative for β-amyloid (Aβ). Researchers found that therapeutic interventions typically occur when individuals test positive for Aβ, which may be too late. Exactly how to identify those Aβ negative (Aβ-) individuals with cognitive decline using […]


by: Amy Wise How does our brain decide between passively processing what we see and integrating the world around us into perception and experience? Numerous psychological studies seek to understand the basis of attention. Attention is the foundation of learning because it allows our brain to process information and begin to develop perception. If we […]

Targeting the Undruggable Proteome – one probe at a time

by: Brandon Chan Recent advances in utilizing chemoproteomic platforms for drug discovery poses an enormous potential for investigating new novel therapeutics. This greatly expands the scope of discovering promising treatments for diseases, particularly in the realm of targeting proteins for degradation. Much interest has been devoted to understanding this strategy, as the hallmark of many […]

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