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Items Tagged ‘Leonard Petrucelli’

February 7, 2020

Toxic Protein, Linked to Alzheimer’s and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases, Exposed in New Detail

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Zuckerman Institute Communications Staff The protein tau has long been implicated in Alzheimer’s and a host of other debilitating brain diseases. But scientists have struggled to understand exactly how tau converts from its normal, functional form into a misfolded, harmful one. Now, researchers at Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute and Mayo Clinic in Florida have […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, brain, collaboration, Leonard Petrucelli, neurology, rare disease, tau protein


January 2, 2019

Toward clinical trials for one type of ALS

By Kate Ledger Kate Ledger

When a team of Mayo Clinic researchers discovered in 2011 the genetic repeat mutation known as c9orf72, the finding shed new light on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The mutation, which occurs as a short sequence of code repeated hundreds to thousands of times in the gene, is now known to appear in 40 percent of […]

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Tags: ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Björn Oskarsson, clinical trials, Dennis Dickson, Kevin Boylan, Leonard Petrucelli, Lou Gehrig's disease, neurology, neurosciences, Rosa Rademakers, Tania Gendron


May 30, 2018

Florida symposium on Alzheimer’s disease features Mayo Clinic researchers and state-based research findings

By Lynda de Widt Lynda de Widt

June is national Alzheimer’s and Brain Health Awareness Month—and in Florida—research investigators from around the state will gather in Orlando to highlight basic science advances for this devastating disease. The Florida Health Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness & Research Symposium, June 7-8, features presentations by several Mayo Clinic researchers from Florida and is hosted by the Florida Department […]

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Tags: aging, Alzheimer's disease, Leonard Petrucelli, Neill Graff-Radford, neurology, Nilufer Ertekin-Taner


October 13, 2014

Mayo Physicians Appointed to Florida Alzheimer’s Board

By Robert Nellis Robert Nellis

Two Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville specialists in Alzheimer’s disease — neurologist Neill Graff-Radford, M.D., and molecular neuroscientist Leonard Petrucelli, Ph.D. — have been appointed to Florida’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Grant Advisory Board. The appointment was made on Oct. 3 by State Surgeon General John Armstrong, M.D., FACS, who is also the Florida Secretary of Health. […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, biomedical research, Leonard Petrucelli, Neill Graff-Radford, NIH


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