As you may already be aware, Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty - The Cachon Team is expanding and setting new goals for the year. Our worthy cause, the Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida, is extremely important to us, and being able to give back to the community is one of the most rewarding aspects of the work we do. In order to continue to give back, and change more lives than ever we’ve decided to participate in Coldwell Banker’s “CB Supports St. Jude” program.
On top of our current goal of raising $10,000 for the Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida, we will donate a portion of every closing to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
So if you or anyone you know is looking to buy or sell real estate, send them our way! They receive the top-tier service that we’re known for, AND a worthy cause will benefit as well!
YOUR REFERRALS CHANGE LIVES BY HELPING ST. JUDE SCIENTISTS!!
This week’s article comes from St. Jude’s blog. I found it interesting because it links the two of our worthy causes together—St. Jude scientists have been studying how signals sent from skeletal muscle affect the brain and may have discovered a new method in the fight against neurodegenerative diseases.
How do different parts of the body communicate? Scientists at St. Jude are studying how signals sent from skeletal muscle affect the brain.
The team studied fruit flies and cutting-edge brain cell models called organoids. They focused on the signals muscles send when stressed. The researchers found that stress signals rely on an enzyme called Amyrel amylase and its product, the disaccharide maltose.
The scientists showed that mimicking the stress signals can protect the brain and retina from aging. The signals work by preventing the buildup of misfolded protein aggregates. Findings suggest that tailoring this signaling may potentially help combat neurodegenerative conditions like age-related dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
“We found that a stress response induced in muscle could impact not only the muscle but also promote protein quality control in distant tissues like the brain and retina,” said Fabio Demontis, Ph.D., of St. Jude Developmental Neurobiology. “This stress response was actually protecting those tissues during aging.”