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What Can We Learn by Studying ALS in a Dish?

admin May 21, 2014

  By Ashley Juavinett We typically think of disease as a systemic problem – for example, a person with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease) gradually loses the ability to move, indicating an underlying issue with motor systems. More recently, we have begun to consider diseases in a genetic light, noting that diseases… Continue Reading »


C9ORF72 and Neurodegeneration: Where Are We Now?

admin May 21, 2014

   By Deborah Grainger In the Autumn of 2011, one of the biggest discoveries in the overlapping fields of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) research was published in Neuron in two separate papers (DeJesus‑Hernandez et al. 2011, Renton et al. 2011). The findings, reported by independent groups, describe… Continue Reading »


Imaging a Hidden Universe | A Story of Stress Granules

Deborah January 10, 2014

  Nancy Kedersha is a researcher based at Harvard Medical School and director of a confocal microscopy facility at the Brigham and Women´s Hospital in Boston, MA. A pioneer in the field of stress granule research, she was one of the very first to discover these dynamic structures, and to show that they form in… Continue Reading »


Antibodies for Kidney Research

admin July 11, 2013

After attending NephroTool’s first International Conference, held at the University of Liverpool this month, it seemed particularly relevant to dedicate a post to kidney research. We offer many different antibodies for this research area; some are detailed in the post below, which focuses on several successes in kidney-related research featuring our antibodies. COL1A2 Proteintech’s anti-COL1A2 antibody… Continue Reading »


Unlocking Human MND Models:Do Skin Cells Hold the Key?

admin November 30, 2012

A matter of decades ago, the idea of turning a humble skin cell into a live, firing nerve cell would have seemed impossible; perhaps deemed the result of reading too many science fiction novels. Yet in a paper published earlier this year in PNAS, an international collaboration of researchers has done exactly this — essentially… Continue Reading »


FTLD and ALS: Exploring Their Differences with Proteintech Antibodies

Deborah October 1, 2012

Several Proteintech antibodies have recently appeared in an Acta Neuropathologica paper further distinguishing the pathomechanisms behind FTLD-FUS and ALS with FUS mutations (ALS-FUS) [1]. The paper results from an international collaboration of several labs — including those of neuropathology experts Manuela Neumann (Tübingen, Germany) and Ian Mackenzie (Vancouver, Canada). The work describes differences in the… Continue Reading »

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