Aisha I Abdullah PhD,  —

Aisha Abdullah received a B.S. in biology from the University of Houston and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Weill Cornell Medical College, where she studied the role of microRNA in embryonic and early postnatal brain development. Since finishing graduate school, she has worked as a science communicator making science accessible to broad audiences.

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NfL Shows Potential as CMT Biomarker, But More Work Needed

Blood plasma levels of the protein neurofilament light chain (NfL) are elevated in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) patients and correlate somewhat with disease severity, a recent study reports. These findings suggest that the protein may serve as a clinical biomarker for identifying CMT and tracking disease progression,…