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Alzheimer’s Discovery Reveals Dire Effect of Toxic Tau Protein

Alzheimer’s Discovery Reveals Dire Effect of Toxic Tau Protein

Researchers have discovered how tau proteins damage our brain cells' operating instructions, a finding which could lead to new treatments. 

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As UVA Tests Viability of Alzheimer’s Implant, 2024 May Be a Year of Hope

As UVA Tests Viability of Alzheimer’s Implant, 2024 May Be a Year of Hope

A UVA neuroscientist is collaborating on a high-tech device that may help counteract this fatal form of dementia.

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Research in Motion: Harald Sontheimer, PhD - Research - Medicine in Motion News

Research in Motion: Harald Sontheimer, PhD

I study glial cells called astrocytes, the brain support cells that provide nourishment to neurons that regulate blood flow in the brain and help to form a protective barrier that prevents pathogens and toxic molecules from entering the brain. — Ha...

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Study: Repeated Blast Exposure Increases Brain Inflammation

Study: Repeated Blast Exposure Increases Brain Inflammation

Repeated explosion exposure may lead to long-term brain diseases, UVA researchers and their colleagues say.

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‘Inside UVA’: From Jersey Shore Lifeguard to UVA Neuroscientist

‘Inside UVA’: From Jersey Shore Lifeguard to UVA Neuroscientist

Dr. John Lukens is on the track to mitigating or curing diseases like Alzheimer’s. Hear about it in this week’s podcast.

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