Medical Xpress: Study identifies new target to preserve nerve function

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Health, Brain Research

Scientists in the Vollum Institute at OHSU have identified an enzyme that plays a crucial role in the degeneration of axons, the threadlike portions of a nerve cell that transmit signals within the nervous system. Axon loss occurs in all neurodegenerative diseases, so this discovery could open new pathways to treating or preventing a wide array of brain diseases. (July 14, 2017)

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