degenerative brain diseases

First form of therapy for childhood dementia CLN2 developed

It was possible to stop the illness from progressing for two thirds of the patients. The synthetic enzyme is introduced into the subarachnoid space of the…

Mount Sinai researchers discover origin of immune cells in the brain

It was previously thought that microglia originated at the same time as macrophages, which are other immune cells that are thought to develop at birth. This…

UCLA scientists reveal how deadly pediatric disorder develops in brain

A deadly brain disorder in toddlers may find its first treatment in drugs for Alzheimer's disease. UCLA scientists have discovered how a form of the rare…