neurodegenerative disease

‘Vitamin C keeps dementia at bay’


September 12th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 12 (IANS) The levels of antioxidants Vitamin C and beta-carotene in blood are lower in patients with dementia than in people without it, a German study says about ... Read more...

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Endurance tests can detect nerve disease early


January 27th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Jan 27 (IANS) Muscle endurance tests can detect abormalities in the early stages of multiple sclerosis, according to the latest findings, reveals a study.Multiple sclerosis (MS), a neurodegenerative ... Read more...

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Defective cellular battery triggers brain disease


January 18th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 18 (IANS) A defective mitochondria, which acts as a cellular battery, could be the trigger for a devastating neurodegenerative disease, showing up in toddlers just as they begin ... Read more...

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How dopamine controls the formation of new neurons in adult brain


April 9th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): A study of the salamander brain shown how in acting as a kind of switch for stem cells, neurotransmitter dopamine controls the formation of new neurons in adult ... Read more...

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Retrovirus could be responsible for Lou Gherig’s disease: Study


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists say that a retrovirus, which inserted itself into the human genome thousands of years ago, may be responsible for some cases of the neurodegenerative disease ... Read more...

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What causes brain cell death in Parkinson’s patients


January 8th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 08 (ANI): Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center have discovered a process that may begin to explain why the vast majority of Parkinson's patients develop the progressive ... Read more...

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New method to cleanse brain of Alzheimer’s plaques developed


December 10th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): University of Michigan scientists have developed new molecular tools that may help in "cleansing" the brain of amyloid plaques, implicated in Alzheimer's disease.A hallmark of Alzheimer's disease-a neurodegenerative ... Read more...

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How iron overload ’speeds up’ Alzheimer’s


October 7th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Scientists have determined how iron contributes to the production of brain-destroying plaques found in Alzheimer's patients.The team from Massachusetts General Hospital researchers reports that there is a very ... Read more...

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New tests to detect Parkinson’s disease early on


September 27th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 27 (IANS) Parkinson's disease could be identified years before it begins to show symptoms. Researchers have identified key markers that may indicate whether a patient is at risk of developing ... Read more...

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Gene that causes Parkinson’s disease identified


July 29th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Researchers have found a molecule that causes nerve cell death in the brain, sparking Parkinson's disease, and hope they can soon stop it in its tracks. The discovery ... Read more...

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Molecular pathway responsible for Parkinson’s disease identified


July 29th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): Scientists have identified a molecular pathway responsible for the death of key nerve cells whose loss causes Parkinson's disease.The researchers in Lu's lab conducted their experiments in Drosophila, ... Read more...

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New treatment for severe eye disease found disease


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, July 22 (ANI): Researchers may have found a new treatment for retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a severe neurodegenerative disease of the retina that ultimately results in blindness.University of Massachusetts Medical School ... Read more...

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Reprogrammed human blood cells could help in disease research


July 2nd, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Cells from frozen human blood samples have the potential to be reprogrammed to an embryonic-stem-cell-like state, revealed Whitehead Institute researchers.These cells can be multiplied and used to study ... Read more...

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Protein could prevent accumulation of enzyme linked to Alzheimer’s disease


May 26th, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): High levels of a protein, called GGA3, could prevent the accumulation of an enzyme linked to Alzheimer's, found researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine.The strategy may ... Read more...

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Schizophrenia genes linked to brain signalling


May 11th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Genetics researchers analysed the genomes of patients with schizophrenia and found numerous copy number variations-deletions or duplications of DNA sequences-that increase the risk of developing the neurodegenerative disease.Significantly, ... Read more...

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New discovery sheds light on mechanisms underlying Parkinson’s


February 10th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a molecular link between Parkinson's disease and defects in the ability of nerve cells to communicate.The study, from The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital ... Read more...

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New compounds may help develop drugs for degenerative nerve diseases


January 20th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Scientists at Duke University Medical Centre have discovered certain compounds that could lead to promising new drugs for degenerative nerve diseases, such as Huntington's disease, Alzheimer's disease and ... Read more...

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Biological cells uncover brain chemistry secrets


January 4th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 4 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, researchers at the University of California - San Diego have developed biological cells that can give insight into the chemistry of the brain.The scientists ... Read more...

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Now, a device that turns thoughts into sounds


January 1st, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 1 (ANI): In what could be a revolution in communication for paralysed people, a man with locked-in syndrome has "spoken" three different vowel sounds using a voice synthesiser controlled by ... Read more...

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Paralysed man successfully controls speech synthesiser with thought


December 16th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): In what could be a revolution in communication for paralysed people, a man with locked-in syndrome has "spoken" three different vowel sounds using a voice synthesiser controlled by ... Read more...

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Common cholesterol-lowering drug could prevent Parkinson’s progression


October 30th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): A commonly used cholesterol-lowering drug, called simvastatin, can prevent progression of Parkinson's disease, according to a study by neurological researchers at Rush University Medical Center.The study examined the ... Read more...

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Difficulties in performing daily activities linked to dementia


September 15th, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 15 (ANI): People with mild cognitive impairment, who have problems in performing routine activities, are likely to progress quickly to dementia, suggests a new study.Mild cognitive impairment is recognized as ... Read more...

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Potential new drug target to stop Alzheimer’’s progression identified


March 20th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): Scientists have moved a step closer to developing a drug that could actually stop the progress of Alzheimer''s disease.They have identified a molecule that can form the ... Read more...

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Schizophrenia linked to key ”default mode” brain system


January 22nd, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): Overactivation of a brain system that is involved in self-reflection in patients with schizophrenia may blur the boundary between internal and external realities and thus lead to ... Read more...

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Hormone replacement therapy shrinks brain


January 13th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Hormone replacement therapy may lead to brain shrinkage in postmenopausal women, say researchers.The study showed that volumes of brain lesions were not significantly increased among women prescribed ... Read more...

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Protein that may protect against Alzheimer’’s identified


January 7th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): An international team of researchers have claimed that a protein, found in increased levels in the Alzheimers brain, might actually protect against the neurodegenerative disease.Researchers from Universite ... Read more...

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Beware if you kick or cry out during sleep


December 26th, 2008 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 26 (IANS) Beware if you kick or cry out during sleep. You could be at greater risk of developing dementia or Parkinson's disease. The disorder is called REM sleep behaviour ... Read more...

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Sleep disorder linked to neurodegenerative disease


December 25th, 2008 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 25 (ANI): A collaborative study suggests that 52.4 per cent of patients with REM sleep behaviour disorder develop a neurodegenerative disease within 12 years following their initial diagnosis. Led by ... Read more...

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How red wine fights Alzheimer’’s disease


November 22nd, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): Red wine is not only beneficial for cardiovascular health, but can also fight Alzheimer''s disease. Now, a group of scientists has explained how the drink reduces the ... Read more...

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Individuals with maternal history of Alzheimer’’s more at risk


July 31st, 2008 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , July 31 (ANI): Individuals, who have a maternal history of Alzheimer''s disease, are predisposed to the neurodegenerative disease because their brains aren''t using glucose efficiently, says a new study.The ... Read more...

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Tomatoes may harbour Alzheimers cure


July 9th, 2008 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Besides making pastas curry tangy, the plump and red tomato has far more serious benefits the humble fruit can be a suitable carrier for an oral vaccine ... Read more...

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Research shows Parkinson’s is primarily an inherited genetic disorder


April 17th, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Mayo Clinic scientists have found in two international studies that Parkinsons disease is primarily an inherited genetic disorder.The researchers say that their findings are based on ... Read more...

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Promising new drug targets identified for Huntington’s disease


March 24th, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 24 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Cambridge has provided a number of promising new drug targets for Huntington's disease, a neurodegenerative disease.They have ... Read more...

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