Neurodegenerative diseases affect millions of people worldwide. What are neurodegenerative diseases? Which part of the body is affected? What kind of cells are damaged? How are they caused? Get a glimpse of the answers to these questions in this short series.
This article series introduces you to the Brain and the parts of it that are involved in neurodegenerative diseases. As you explore the series, you will understand more about neurodegeneration and know more about the most common neurodegenerative diseases in greater detail.
Articles in this Series
Broken Wires: On Neurodegeneration
The Impossible Knots: Aggregates of Misfolded Proteins
My hands are shaking, do I have Parkinson’s disease?
Do I have Alzheimer’s disease? Am I forgetting something?
Author: Joel P Joseph
Illustrator: Leeba Ann Chacko
Edited by: দেবদত্ত পাল। Debdutta Paul
Joel P Joseph
I am a graduate student with Dr Vaishnavi Ananthanarayanan at the Center for BioSystems Science and Engineering (BSSE), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru. I write health and science stories and have been published in The Wire Science, IndiaBioscience and IndiaMedToday as a freelancer. I also pen my thoughts on science, cover interesting research, and interview people in science, on my blog. I believe that science communication and public engagement of science are critical to the growth of science. The better the public appreciate fundamental science today, the more the society will benefit from the technologies it helps us build tomorrow.
My research interests include cell biology and organelle biology. I plan to study how the form and function of organelles (mitochondria) within the cell change and how these changes can impact the health of the cell.