Medical College receives research grant for neurodegenerative disease

The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a three-year, $740,000 grant funding research on neurodegenerative disease.
The grant comes from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and the research will investigate “how neurons clear toxic proteins involved in neurodegenerative disease,” MCW said in a press release.

Matthew Scaglione, Ph.D., assistant professor in biochemistry and an investigator in MCW’s neuroscience research center is the principal investigator of the grant. Research in the Scaglione laboratory focuses on understanding how cells identify and then repair or eliminate toxic proteins.

The results of this project will provide insight into mechanisms by which neurons eliminate aberrant proteins, and may guide research in finding cures for neurodegenerative disease, MCW said.

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