Breaking the brain’s garbage disposal
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: http://umhealth.me/ataxia1