Many women worldwide are affected by endometriosis, though there has been relatively little research into causes or possible therapies. Elise Courtois, associate director of the Single Cell Biology group at The Jackson Laboratory, is a leading proponent for increasing awareness of and funding for endometriosis.
A collaborative team from UConn and The Jackson Laboratory have characterized neuron diversity in the lateral hypothalamic area (LHA), a critical coordinator of fundamental behaviors in the brain. The results provide important clues for understanding LHA neural circuits and the potential development of targeted neuropsychiatric therapies.
Research led by the UConn School of Medicine and JAX shows that senescence, a cellular aging process, is associated with an aggressive form of multiple sclerosis (MS). The finding explains a mechanism for MS disease progression as well as indicating a promising avenue for therapy development.