Author Archives: Malika Ammam, PhD

Friedreich Ataxia Patients Have Atypical Brain Makeup, Study Says

Several Australian institutions collaborated to evaluate the structural integrity of a major component of the central nervous system, cortical grey matter, in patients with Friedreich ataxia (FRDA). The scientists found structural abnormalities in several brain regions, primarily in the cortical motor system, which represents a step forward in understanding the disease.

Ataxia-Related Protein Plays Key Role in Regulating Neuronal Growth

In a recently published paper entitled “BNIP-H Recruits the Cholinergic Machinery to Neurite Terminals to Promote Acetylcholine Signaling and Neuritogenesis“, published in the Developmental Cell journal a team of international researchers identified an ataxia-related protein that regulates the growth of neurons by transporting key metabolic enzymes…