Breaking the brain’s garbage disposal

February 3, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Announcements,

What can two Turkish children, a handful of yeast, and a  bunch of Hungarian fruit flies teach scientists?

A lot, it turns out.

New research from a U-M-led international team relied on these unlikely helpers to figure out a key piece of information about our brains. They team was able to show how crucial the “garbage disposal” system in brain cells is, and what happens when it suffers even a tiny change.

The findings could help lead to better treatments for people with diseases caused by malfunctioning “garbage” systems inside their cells.

Read more in this new UMHS News article: