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GCBS Faculty, Dr. Jessie Atterholt, PhD. publishes 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 Dean, Michel Baudry, PhD has recently 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.