neurodegenerative diseases

Proteins linked with Alzheimer’s clump in normal aging


August 11th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, have found that many of the proteins present as minor components of Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases actually clump together ... Read more...

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Key target molecule for Alzheimer’s therapy identified


July 31st, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Alzheimer patients have high accumulations of the beta-amyloid - appearing in the form of plaques - in their brain. The precursors of these plaques are thought to be ... Read more...

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New clues about cause of brain cell death in Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s


July 30th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) have uncovered new clues about the cause of brain cell death in neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Huntington's diseases.The ... Read more...

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Memory’s master switch found


July 30th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Researchers at Tel Aviv University have found memory's master switch- GABA (?-Aminobutyric acid), a natural molecule that occurs in the brain, which could be the main factor in ... Read more...

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Soon, drug ’smart bomb’ to destroy cancer


July 5th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 5 (ANI): Aussie researchers along with Indian scientists are developing "smart bomb" drug delivery system which will search and destroy cancer cells within the body.It will also have fewer side-effects ... Read more...

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Adding antioxidants to anti-malarial treatment may prevent learning impairment


June 26th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that adding antioxidant therapy to traditional anti-malarial treatment may prevent long-lasting cognitive impairment in cerebral malaria.Recent studies of children with cerebral malaria indicate that cognitive ... Read more...

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Boffins find protein that lets brain repair damage from multiple sclerosis


June 8th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a protein - which helps build the brain in infants and children - may aid ... Read more...

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Advance made towards stopping plaque-like formations in Huntington’s disease


May 24th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 24 (ANI): Scientists have identified gene candidates likely to be responsible for plaque-like formations that cause neurological decline, as is the case in Huntington's Disease.The study has appeared in ... Read more...

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New path for novel Alzheimer’s therapies found


May 21st, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new Alzheimer's-related mechanism that could give rise to the development of new therapies against this disease.The novelty lies in a new mechanism through which ... Read more...

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New research promises treatment for swallowing disorders


April 29th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): Lou Gehrig's patients could soon be receiving advanced treatment, thanks to the efforts of an American researcher who is developing a test to diagnose the origins of swallowing ... Read more...

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Glial cells can protect or kill neurons in retina


February 2nd, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Scientists from University of Montreal and McGill University's Montreal Neurological Institute have discovered that glial cells, which normally protect neurons in the retina can also kill them, resulting ... Read more...

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Soon, a simple and cheap eye test that may help diagnose Alzheimer’s


January 15th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): A simple and economical eye test could soon be able to detect and diagnose major neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's, much before than is currently possible, according to ... Read more...

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New discovery may help repair damaged tooth enamel


December 22nd, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Scientists from University of Illinois at Chicago have made a novel discovery that may help in repairing damaged tooth enamel.They have found that a simple amino acid that ... Read more...

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How estrogen could act as the ‘beneficial middleman’ for brain


December 9th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Estrogen has been labelled as the middleman in its positive effect on the brain - a finding that raises the possibility that future drugs may bypass the carcinogenic ... Read more...

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Potential treatment for Huntington’s disease found


November 16th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 16 (ANI): Discovering a potential new treatment for Huntington's disease, researchers have found that normal synaptic activity in nerve cells protects the brain from the misfolded proteins characteristic to the ... Read more...

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Breakthrough discovery could lead to new Alzheimer’s treatment


October 16th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): A research team, including an Indian-origin boffin, has made a new discovery that could lead to a new treatment for Alzheimer's disease.The discovery by researchers from the Mayo ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel evolutionary origins of prion disease gene


September 29th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): Scientists claim to have unravelled the evolutionary origin of the prion gene that is responsible for causing diseases such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as "mad ... Read more...

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Protein that repairs Alzheimer’s brain damage identified


September 24th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): Scientists from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey have identified a protein that can repair brain damage in Alzheimer's patients.They said that a protein called vimentin ... Read more...

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Genetic therapy to nip inherited diseases in bud


August 27th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) Researchers believe they have developed one of the first forms of genetic therapy to nip inherited diseases in the bud. Specifically, the therapy would counteract diseases inherited by ... Read more...

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Gene breakthrough could banish inherited diseases


August 27th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) have developed a new technique that could banish a host of crippling inherited diseases forever.The ... Read more...

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Can sunscreen nanoparticles cause Alzheimer’s disease?


August 25th, 2009 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 25 (ANI): Researchers at University of Ulster are all set to probe whether some man-made nanoparticles, such as those found in sunscreens, are linked with Alzheimer's disease.Led by professor Vyvyan ... Read more...

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MRI methods can show bone marrow stem cells’ viability as brain-repairing therapy


August 20th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 20 (ANI): Researchers at Tel Aviv University have offered new hope for people with incurable neurodegenerative diseases like Huntington's, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's by showing that the viability of stem cells ... Read more...

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‘Longevity’ gene that enhances exercise performance found


August 20th, 2009 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI
Washington, August 20 (ANI): In an animal study, researchers at the University of Missouri (MU) found gene therapy with a proven "longevity" gene to energize during exercise.Writing about their study in the ... Read more...

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Bird flu virus ‘linked’ to Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s


August 13th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 13 (ANI): Some kinds of influenza viruses may set up people infected with them to be at higher risk of developing chronic neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's later in ... Read more...

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New discovery may lead to improved Alzheimer’s drugs


August 11th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Scientists from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have identified a new class of compounds that can help develop Alzheimer's drugs.The new class of molecules is capable of ... Read more...

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Cannibalistic cells can prevent salmonella infections


August 4th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): Cannibalistic process in cells plays a key role in preventing Salmonella infection, according to infectious-disease specialists at UT Southwestern Medical Center.Salmonella, the causative agent of salmonellosis, causes many ... Read more...

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Identification of potential drug target gives new hope for Alzheimer’s patients


July 2nd, 2009 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
London, July 2 (ANI): A collaborative study conducted by researchers from UC Santa Barbara and several other institutions has provided laboratory that a cluster of peptides may be the toxic agent in ... Read more...

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Dual role of glial cells may be harnessed to treat neurological diseases


May 8th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): Glial Cells, which are involved in the survival of nerve cell (neuron), also play an active and major role in the death of neurons in the eye, and ... Read more...

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Fish oil could help prevent Parkinson’s disease


April 20th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Incorporating an omega three fatty acid- found in fish oil- in the diet could help prevent diseases like Parkinson's and Huntington's.Dr. Nicolas Bazan, form the Louisiana State University ... Read more...

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Diets targeting oxidized cysteine may reduce inflammation and lower disease risk


March 28th, 2009 - 11:07 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 28 (ANI): Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine say that they have found a direct association between oxidative stress and inflammatory signals in the blood.The researchers believe that their ... Read more...

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Researchers develop living model of brain’s basic units


March 23rd, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) Researchers are developing a novel way to model the working of the human brain by creating its living representation. Tiny 3-D cell clusters, which are essentially very small models ... Read more...

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Drug combinations in single pill may cure nerve diseases


January 31st, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) A single pill combining the benefits of multiple drugs potentially holds the key to treating degeneration of nerves and the diseases caused by this development, according to a ... Read more...

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Drug combos may revolutionise neurodegenerative diseases treatment


January 31st, 2009 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 31 (ANI): Medical College of Georgia researchers say that it may be possible to improve the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases by combining multiple drugs in a single tablet. Dr. ... Read more...

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Biochemical switch needed for nerve cells to respond to DNA damage identified


January 19th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 19 (ANI): Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have announced the identification of a biochemical switch, which is required for nerve cells to respond to DNA damage. The researchers ... Read more...

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Common mechanism may underlie many neurodegenerative diseases


January 12th, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 12 (ANI): An international consortium led by Mayo Clinic researchers have announced the discovery of a mechanism that may help further scientists understanding of Parkinson''s disease, and other neurological ... Read more...

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