neurodegeneration

Milk compound keeps you slim despite lazy lifestyle


June 15th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (IANS) Traces of a cousin of vitamin B3, found in milk, produces startling health benefits such as keeping you slim inspite of a fatty diet and lazy ... Read more...

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Scientists produce compound that may treat Parkinson’s disease


February 12th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): The first known compound to show significant effectiveness in protecting brain cells directly affected by Parkinson's disease, a progressive and fatal neurodegenerative disorder, has been produced by the ... Read more...

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Now, blood tests can detect Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms occur


February 12th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new technology to diagnose Alzheimer's disease from blood samples long before symptoms appear.The new method uses synthetic molecules to seek out and identify disease-specific ... Read more...

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Scientists discover way to block neurodegeneration in adult form of Fragile X syndrome


December 14th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Michigan have found that expression of a toxic RNA that leads to Fragile X Tremor Ataxia Syndrome is modifiable by genetic or pharmacologic ... Read more...

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New discovery shows promise against Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s


December 8th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a family of small molecules that holds promise in protecting brain cells against nerve-degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Huntington's.Researchers at the Southern Methodist ... Read more...

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Mouse model confirms mutated protein plays role in dementia


November 3rd, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 03 (ANI): A new mouse model that confirms that mutations of a protein called beta-synuclein promote neurodegeneration has been created by a team of scientists from Japan and the University ... Read more...

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Scientists discover novel anti-diabetes mechanism


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered a new mechanism that dramatically increases insulin sensitivity and reduces the risk of developing type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.The new study by scientists from The ... Read more...

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Scientists discover genetic link between misery and death


February 25th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): UCLA researchers have found the genetic link between misery and death.The new study has also discovered a specific genetic variation in some people that apparently disconnects that link, ... Read more...

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Broccoli, cauliflower may help treat cystic fibrosis


November 17th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A dietary antioxidant found in vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower can protect cells from damage caused by chemicals generated during the body's inflammatory response to infection and ... Read more...

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Epilepsy drugs may help treat Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s


October 28th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): A potential new function for anti-epileptic drugs in treating neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's has been discovered by US researchers.The study, published in BioMed Central's open ... Read more...

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Light therapy may help treat Parkinson’s disease


June 23rd, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): A new study from the University of Virginia Health System has shown that low level light therapy (LLLT) could help treat patients with Parkinson's disease.The in vitro study, ... Read more...

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Insomniac flies may help solve humans’ sleep-deprivation mystery


June 3rd, 2009 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have created a new line of fruit flies that they think have the potential to pinpoint the causes ... Read more...

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Epstein-Barr virus seems to play role in multiple sclerosis progression


March 3rd, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): Scientists at the University at Buffalo and the University of Trieste, Italy, say that Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), which causes mononucleosis, may also be linked with the progression ... Read more...

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Novel compounds may prove effective against cerebral palsy


February 26th, 2009 - 7:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Researchers at Northwestern University have developed two compounds that may be effective in protecting against cerebral palsy, a condition caused by neurodegeneration that affects body movement and muscle ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover compound that frees trapped cholesterol


January 27th, 2009 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 27 (ANI): Scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a compound that can free cholesterol that has inappropriately accumulated to excessive levels inside cells. The researchers say that ... Read more...

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Apple juice can delay onset of Alzheimer’’s disease


January 23rd, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Drinking apple juice could help delay the onset of Alzheimer''s disease, says a new study.The study, which has been published in the January 2009 issue of the ... Read more...

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Studying sugars role in cells working may pave way for new therapies


October 21st, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 21 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have found that sugar plays a significant role in how cells work, paving the way for new therapies for a number of diseases like ... Read more...

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Study links dysfunctional transporters in nerves to Alzheimer’’s


July 28th, 2008 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): New research from NYU Langone Medical Center presents membrane vesicles, which are essential for the trafficking of materials across nerve cells, as an important factor in the ... Read more...

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Scientists develop tool to wipe out mutant protein in Huntington’s disease


May 26th, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Researchers from Emory University have announced the development of an intrabody tool that may help in wiping off the clusters of the mutant protein responsible for neurodegeneration ... Read more...

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New drug discovery tool for Alzheimer’s disease unveiled


April 29th, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 29 (ANI): Researchers at Sirenade Pharmaceuticals AG in Munich, Germany, have discovered a new drug discovery tool for Alzheimer's disease.They demonstrated that an abnormal form of tau protein, as ... Read more...

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Researchers prevent deadly genetic disease before birth in zebrafish


March 21st, 2008 - 4:57 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 21 (ANI): Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis claim that they have achieved a significant success in preventing deadly genetic disease before birth in zebrafish. ... Read more...

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Genetic mechanism behind neurodegeneration in Huntingtons disease identified


January 10th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 10(ANI): Researchers conducting a study on fruit flies have identified a new genetic mechanism by which an abnormal protein causes neurodegeneration in Huntingtons disease. The find, they say opens up ... Read more...

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