Hot Topics in Science


Welcome to our website biology class for FTD. Expect to find lay-language presentations on hot topics in FTD research. Don’t know an exon from an intron? Not sure what makes an adult iPS cell a stem cell? Never heard of antisense oligonucleotides and why they could be a promising approach to FTD therapeutics? Stay tuned.


Disease in a Dish. By studying the differences between healthy brain cells and brain cells that “develop “ FTD, researchers can better understand what causes cells to die and identify key points in the process that may be opportunities for intervention.  For an overview of the exciting work in this area of AFTD Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Catarina Silva of Massachusetts General Hospital – Center for Human Genetic Research, click here.