Author Archives: Esther Landhuis

Could Newly Found “Peacekeeping” Cells Be a Weapon against COVID-19?

In mice, these white blood cells tamp down inflammation in the lungs

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How Dad’s Stresses Get Passed Along to Offspring

Mouse studies show tiny intercellular pods convey to sperm a legacy of a father’s hard knocks in life

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Could Brain Stimulation Slow Cancer?

Activating the reward system boosts anti-tumor immunity in mice

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Experimental Huntington’s Therapy Shows Promise in a Small Trial

Drugs that disrupt production of toxic proteins in the brain could work for various degenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s 

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Could the "Alzheimer’s Gene" Finally Become a Drug Target?

Shutting down the top risk gene holds potential for halting the disease process 

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Wanted: More Data, the Dirtier the Better

The computational immunologist Purvesh Khatri embraces messy data as a way to capture the messiness of disease. As a result, he’s making elusive genomic discoveries

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Could Magnetic Brain Stimulation Help People with Alzheimer’s?

A technology that uses magnetism to regulate neural activity shows a small benefit in patients with mild forms of the disease 

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Brain Imaging Identifies Different Types of Depression

Biological markers could enable tailored therapies that target individual differences in symptoms

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Neuroscience: Big Brain, Big Data

Neuroscientists are starting to share and integrate data — but shifting to a team approach isn’t easy

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Do DIY Brain-Booster Devices Work?

Zapping the cranium may juice up neuron circuits, and use is rising—but there might be a cognitive price

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Scientists Tackle Lethal Childhood Brain Cancer

In precision medicine era legacy gifts of patient brain tissue reveal disease mechanisms and new therapeutic approaches 

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Could Trashing Junk Proteins Quash Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and Huntington’s?

Scientists search for the Marie Kondo of the brain—a drug to clear cellular debris

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Lab Mice Are Poor Models of the Human Immune System

But housing ultraclean lab rodents with “dirty” mice from pet stores could help

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