Malika Ammam, PhD,  —

Malika Ammam received her MS degree from the University of Pierre et Marie CURIE in July 2002 and her PhD from the University of Paris Sud XI, France in September 2005. From 2006 to 2007, she worked as a research fellow at the University of Kansas in collaboration with Pinnacle Technology Inc. (USA). From 2007 to 2010, she was a research associate at KU Leuven, Belgium. From 2010 to 2012, she worked at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in collaboration with Alcohol Countermeasure Systems Corporation, Canada. She held a prestigious Rosalind Franklin fellowship and resigned in 2015. Now, she is a freelancer.

Articles by Malika Ammam

Mutated Gene Found to Play Key Role in Neurodegeneration

Recent research has shed new light on genetic mechanisms involved in the process of neurodegenerative disease development. Neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s are conditions characterized by the progressive loss of structure and function of neurons that eventually lead to the neuron’s death. These conditions involve complex processes and mechanisms that render the…

Alzheimer’s Linked to Protein that Repairs DNA

Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive deficits could be linked to reduced neuronal levels of BRCA1, a protein typically targeted in cancer research. These were the results of a study entitled “DNA repair factor BRCA1 depletion occurs in Alzheimer brains and impairs cognitive function in mice,” published in Nature Communications.

Type 2 Diabetes May Contribute Towards Dementia Development

In a newly published paper in the Neurology journal entitled “Type 2 diabetes mellitus and biomarkers of neurodegeneration”, scientists from Australia found that neurodegenerative disease related dementia could be linked to type 2 diabetes. Neurodegenerative disorders occur as a consequence of a progressive loss of structure/function…