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GCBS Faculty, Dr. Jessie Atterholt, PhD. published a paper on the most complete enantiornithine bird fossil from North America

GCBS Assistant Professor, Jessie Atterholt, PhD. with Professor, Matthew Wedel, PhD, Associate Professor of Anatomy COMP-Pomona, recently published a paper featured in several sites and blogs including National Geographichttps://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/11/new-dinosaur-era-bird-largest-north-america-fossils-paleontology/ZME Sciences https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/enantiornithine-fossils-04233/ , Laboratory Equipment, https://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2018/11/bird-fossil-finally-analyzed-deepens-mystery-extinction , and on the Don’t Mess with Dinosaurs website http://dontmesswithdinosaurs.com/?p=2202

GCBS Faculty, Dr. Michel Baudry, PhD, published a paper in Scientific Reports

The laboratory of GCBS Dean Michel Baudry, PhD, just published a paper in Scientific Reports, which identifies a new link between calpain-2 activation and tau hyperphosphorylation/aggregation, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which affects many athletes. This might open the way for new treatments for AD and CTE, a goal pursued by NeurAegis, the start-up company co-founded by several WesternU faculty members.

Wang, Y., Hall, R.A., Lee, M., Kamgar-parsi, A., Bi, X. and Baudry, M. The tyrosine phosphatase PTPN13/FAP-1 links calpain-2, TBI and tau phosphorylation. Scientific Reports | 7: 11771 | DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-12236-3.