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Jumping Genes’ May Set the Stage for Brain Cell Death in Alzheimer’s, Other Diseases

 3/10/17 by Duke University Alzheimer's disease causes neurons in the brain to stop working, lose connections with other neurons and die. Duke University researchers have identified a molecular mechanism that may be responsible for setting the damage in motion. Alzheimer's disease causes neurons in the brain to stop working, lose connections with other neurons and

‘Jumping Genes’ Linked to Schizophrenia

Science Magazine, by Emily Underwood ~ January 2, 2014 Roaming bits of DNA that can relocate and proliferate throughout the genome, called "jumping genes," may contribute to schizophrenia, a new study suggests. These rogue genetic elements pepper the brain tissue of deceased people with the disorder and multiply in response to stressful events, such as