neurodegenerative diseases

New compound staves off obesity


April 5th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) A compound present in red wine, grapes and other fruits could potentially stave off obesity by blocking the development of fat cells. Kee-Hong Kim, assistant professor ... Read more...

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Re-heating cooking oil could be toxic for health


February 27th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 27 (IANS) Re-heating cooking medium such as sunflower oil could release toxic compounds, which could be linked with brain diseases and some types of cancer.Researchers from the University ... Read more...

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Deadly toxins in shark fin soup linked to Alzheimer’s


February 24th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) The growing demand for shark fin soup is not only endangering the marine species, but is also a deadly threat to brain health because of high ... Read more...

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Turmeric-based drug being tested against Alzheimer’s


February 15th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Feb 15 (IANS) Curcumin, a compound of turmeric commonly used in Indian curries, prolongs life and boosts activity of fruit flies with a nervous disorder similar to Alzheimer's disease ... Read more...

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Well-informed people eat better


January 17th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) People who keep themselves better informed with the help of the print and electronic media and the internet tend to stick to the healthiest eating pattern ... Read more...

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Scientist converts skin cells into brain cells


July 29th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) A novel way of converting human skin cells directly into functional brain cells is likely to revolutionise regenerative medicine and drug discovery. Sheng Ding's latest research ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate brain part linked with embarrassment


April 17th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washinton, April 17 (IANS) With the help of a Karaoke experiment -- recording people belting out an old tune and then asking them to listen to their own singing minus ... Read more...

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Not able to detect lies may be sign of dementia


April 17th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (IANS) Getting the aged to analyse videos of chatting people would show up whether they are able to detect sarcasm and lies and so help diagnose degenerative ... Read more...

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Inability to detect sarcasm, lies may be early sign of dementia


April 16th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): A study has found that the inability to detect sarcasm or lies may be an early sign of dementia.A group of scientists at the University of California, San ... Read more...

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Karaoke experiment reveals neurological basis for embarrassment


April 16th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): A team of scientists conducted a Karaoke experiment to find out what part of the brain is essential for embarrassment.Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco and ... Read more...

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Chronic brain inflammation ‘linked to memory loss in older adults’


April 14th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Chronic brain inflammation has been linked to some elements of memory decline in otherwise cognitively normal older adults, according to a new study.Inflammation is part of the ... 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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Study suggests another avenue for detecting Alzheimer’s


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 02 (ANI): A well-known chemical process called acetylation has a previously unrecognized association with one of the biological processes associated with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, researchers at the University ... Read more...

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Common lab dye may be the key to longevity


March 31st, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 31 (ANI): A new study has shown that basic Yellow 1, a dye used in neuroscience laboratories around the world to detect damaged protein in Alzheimer's disease, is a wonder ... Read more...

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Scientists discover a key to maintaining our DNA


March 19th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how DNA maintenance is regulated, opening the door to interventions that may enhance the body's natural preservation of genetic information.DNA contains all of the genetic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Male, female parts in plants ‘talk in the same way as cells do in your brain’


March 18th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): For many years, biologist have observed regular oscillations in several parameters that control growth of pollen tubes, such as pH and calcium ions, but the actual molecular channels ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s identified


March 12th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): Scientists have identified a potential therapeutic target to slow changes that lead to neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.Cell biologists pondering the death of neurons - ... Read more...

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New study offers hope to those with Alzheimer’s, ALS


March 8th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A team of researchers has suggested that transplanting stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood cells and menstrual blood cells may offer future therapeutic benefit for those suffering ... Read more...

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Novel gene therapy shows promise against Alzheimer’s


March 5th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have reported that gene therapy that boosts the ability of brain cells to gobble up toxic proteins prevents development of Alzheimer's disease ... Read more...

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‘Key player’ that facilitates Parkinson’s disease found


March 4th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 04 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered that PARIS - the protein - facilitates the most common form of Parkinson's disease (PD).The findings could lead to important new targets for ... Read more...

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Nano tool inspired by silk moth antenna could aid Alzheimer’s research


March 1st, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): The silk moth's antenna has inspired researchers from the University of Michigan to develop a better nanotechnology tool that could help understand a class of neurodegenerative diseases, including ... Read more...

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How misfolded protein spreads from cell to cell, potentially spreading disease


February 19th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study has found that one misfolded protein may be all that's necessary to corrupt other proteins, forming large aggregations linked to several incurable neurodegenerative diseases such ... Read more...

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Fast, accurate test to diagnose CJD developed


January 31st, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 31 (ANI): Researchers have developed a highly sensitive assay that could change the way to diagnose the degenerative neurological condition Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), providing a fast, accurate alternative for early ... Read more...

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Unexpected biological pathway in glaucoma discovered


January 4th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Researchers have identified a new and unexpected biological pathway that apparently contributes to the development of glaucoma and its resulting vision loss.Prior research has suggested that the optic ... Read more...

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New mechanism links cellular stress to brain damage


December 9th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a mechanism linking a specific type of cellular stress with brain damage similar to that associated with neurodegenerative disease.The study is the first to highlight ... Read more...

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Better treatment for spinal injuries could be on its way


November 23rd, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Improved treatment for spinal injuries could be on its way, as scientists have found that the rate and direction of axon growth in the spinal cord can be ... Read more...

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Compound found in liquorice root could treat brain diseases


November 14th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Compound found in liquorice root could help prevent or slow down the cell death associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, says a neuroscientist at ... Read more...

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Fruit fly study sheds light on brain development and diseases


November 13th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new genetic marker that makes fruit fly a better model for brain development and diseases.The human brain is composed of 100 billion individual nerve ... Read more...

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Fish oil given within 5 hrs after stroke limits brain damage


November 9th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): A new study has pointed out that fish oil contains a substance that may help to limit or prevent brain damage following a stroke, if given within 5 ... Read more...

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Compound in carrots, peppers boosts brain health


October 14th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): A plant compound found in carrots, peppers, celery, olive oil, peppermint, rosemary and chamomile helps reduce age-related inflammation in the brain and memory deficits, according to a new ... Read more...

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Adult stem cells that do not age created


October 2nd, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): University at Buffalo researchers have engineered adult stem cells that do not age, which means that scientists can grow them continuously in culture.The discovery could speed development of ... Read more...

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Soon, nose drops to treat brain cancer


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Scientists have reported the development and testing of a drug that could treat brain cancer, and can be given as nose drops rather than an injection.The new form ... Read more...

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Long-standing mystery of protein ‘quality control’ mechanism solved


September 13th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 13, 2010: Scientists have apparently solved a long-standing mystery of how cells conduct "quality control" to eliminate the toxic effects of a certain kind of error in protein production.The findings ... Read more...

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Function found for protein that causes Alzheimer’s disease


September 13th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 13 (ANI): Researchers have found a function for the amyloid precursor protein (APP for short) that yields the prime ingredient in amyloid plaques, which lead to Alzheimer's disease.It turns ... Read more...

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Critical ‘traffic engineer’ of the nervous system found


September 9th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 9 (ANI): Researchers have identified a critical enzyme that keeps traffic flowing in the right direction in the nervous system-a feat that could pave the way for new treatments for ... Read more...

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