Research


Synapse-saving class of proteins discovered, opening intriguing possibilities in Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia

July 17, 2020

Researchers have discovered a new class of proteins that protect synapses from being destroyed. The discovery, published July 13 in the journal Nature Neuroscience, has implications for Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia.




Study hints at novel therapeutic target for Ewing sarcoma

July 16, 2020

New insights into Ewing sarcoma, an aggressive childhood cancer, were published July 15 in the prestigious journal Nature.



Granddaughter helping her disabled grandmother walk with the aid of a walker.

Data may detect who will have dementia and what type

July 7, 2020

What if, by inputting information about dementia and a patient into a supercomputer and crunching the data, a treatment team could quantify the individual’s risk of developing the disease? And what if, based on the results, the team could diagnose which type and subtype of dementia that the patient might develop? And what if the […]



Pilot study aims to improve diet patterns in Asian Americans with diabetes

July 1, 2020

Dr. Jisook Ko, assistant professor in the School of Nursing, was recently selected as a scientist of the Asian Resource Center for Minority Aging Research supported by the National Institute on Aging.


Heart

Power outage: Research offers hint about heart weakness in Barth syndrome

July 1, 2020

Barth syndrome is a rare condition that occurs almost exclusively in males. Symptoms include an enlarged and weakened heart. The condition is present at birth or becomes evident early in life. Life expectancy is shortened and there is no treatment. The laboratory of Madesh Muniswamy, PhD, in the Long School of Medicine, found a clue […]




School of Dentistry research enterprise ranks among top U.S. dental schools

June 30, 2020

The school ranked seventh among all U.S. dental schools for National Institutes of Health funding.