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Missed Connections: The Structural and Biochemical Markers of Neurodegeneration

Using biomarkers to detect and gauge neurological injury




Highly specialized neurons receive, propagate, and transmit electrical and chemical signals to control motor actions, regulate body functions, and interpret and respond to external stimuli. The ability to perceive and interact with the world hinges on neuronal function. Naturally, physical damage to neurons is a core cause of many neurological pathologies. Understanding the extent of this damage is the first step to repairing the destruction. Scientists use biomarker molecules, released when cellular or tissue integrity has been compromised, to detect and gauge neurological injury.

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