Just out in the Journal of Proteome Research – Claudia Manzoni from the lab along with Raf Ferrari have put together a network analysis of the protein interactomes of genes implicated in frontal temporal dementia. Read all about it here:
(this will be open access once the proofs have gone through)
…and here is the van Leeuwenhoek first edition.
I took part in a fascinating meeting this afternoon at the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL), which is part of the University of Reading. It was focused on anti-microbial resistance, but the highlight for me was leaving through two amazing first editions of true milestones in science – books by Robert Hooke (pictured) and Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, both from the collections in Cole library here at the University. Breathtaking.
Today I’m attending the Mitochondrial European Education and Training (MEET) Program meeting on Mitochondrial dysfunction at Goodenough College in Bloomsbury – and listening to some very interesting research on Mitochondria and how they go wrong.
Out now in Molecular Neurodegeneration – a rather interesting review from Dorien Roosen and Mark Cookson on LRRK2 and what it might be doing in the autophagy/endosomal/lysosomal pathways linked to Parkinson’s disease. In the interests of full disclosure, Dorien is jointly supervised between myself and Mark.
Read all about it here:
A very brief discussion piece about Parkinson’s disease and gut microbes on the Radio 4 programme “Inside Science”, skip through to just after 16 minutes in if you are interested in listening.
As a follow up to the comments on the Cell paper from last week, I’ve written a short piece for The Conversation website about the links between the gut and Parkinson’s disease. Read all about it on the link below:
Very interesting paper just out in Cell from a group over in California showing that by modulating the gut microbiome of mouse model for Parkinson’s disease you can influence the pathological events in the brain. Comments from me in the Science Media Centre press release are available at:
A news story on the BBC website is available at:
And the original paper is available on the link below: