Neurodegenerative Diseases: Biology & Therapeutics
Neurodegeneration is the progressive loss of neuronal function which leads to disorders like Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Neurodegenerative diseases are characterized by aberrant protein misfolding and aggregate formation, but a better understanding of the mechanisms that initiate or promote protein aggregation is required for the development of therapeutics that can reverse neurodegeneration.
We are pleased to present this special collection of articles recently published in JEM highlighting the latest discoveries related to neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation. Articles featured in the collection were published within the past 12 months and include work on target identification in neurodegenerative disease, technological advances to study neurodegeneration, as well as the glial biology of neurodegeneration. We hope you enjoy reading this collection, and we encourage your feedback on Twitter @JExpMed.
Image © 2020 Bączyk et al.