neurodegenerative disorders

Proteins’ absence causes diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis


September 10th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 10 (IANS) The absence of related protein molecules, Puma and Bin, prompts immune cells to turn against human organs they are meant to protect and cause type-1 diabets ... Read more...

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Parkinson’s disease linked to increased risk of prostate cancer, melanoma


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): University of Utah School of Medicine researchers have found strong evidence that Parkinson's disease is associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer and melanoma.They also discovered that ... 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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Protein that keeps neuro signals intact offers clue into brain disorders


March 15th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 15 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have identified a protein crucial for maintaining the health and function of nerve fibres in brain that controls transmission of messages within ... Read more...

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How you can cut the risk of being affected by dementia


February 21st, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): With age, a person's risk for dementia increases - now Swedish scientist Laura Fratiglioni has shown how everyone can minimize this risk.Laura Fratiglioni's research group at Karolinska Institutet ... 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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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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Potential new approaches for tackling Huntington’s disease uncovered


January 11th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): A research team has uncovered potential new approaches for tackling devastating neurodegenerative disorders such as Huntington's disease.Led by the University of Leicester, scientists from the University of Lisbon ... 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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Set of proteins linked to over 130 brain diseases discovered


December 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Edinburgh University have studied human brain samples to isolate a set of proteins that account for over 130 brain diseases.The ... Read more...

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New insight into the cause of common dementia


November 18th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a clue as to how some people develop a form of dementia that affects the brain areas associated with personality, behavior, and language.Researchers at ... 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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Wine could boost memory and learning ability


July 12th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory has found that Resveratrol, which is found in wine and activates a group of enzymes known as sirtuins, might now help ... Read more...

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Mutant gum disease bacteria offer clue to Alzheimer’s treatment


May 26th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Florida College of Dentistry claim that a defective, mutant strain of the bacterium that causes gum disease could provide a clue to potential ... Read more...

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An eye test could help in detecting Alzheimer’s


January 15th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 15 (IANS) A simple yet low cost eye test could help detect and diagnose Alzheimer's early on than is currently possible, says a new study. The research, led by ... 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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Ginkgo Biloba’s Memory Loss Prevention Claim Challenged


January 3rd, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ailments related to mental aging and reduction of cognitive abilities have been a subject of attention in the medical community for decades. Many such diseases still ... Read more...

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Herbal supplement Ginkgo biloba ‘doesn’t slow mental decline’


December 30th, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): Herbal supplement Ginkgo biloba doesn't appear to lower the rate of cognitive decline in older adults, say researchers.The study led by University of Pittsburgh showed that older adults ... 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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Scientists shed new light on biological processes involved in cell death


August 14th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 14 (ANI): In what may eventually lead to the development of new treatments for many diseases and conditions, scientists in the UK have made an important advance in understanding the ... 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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Special protein helps maintain an efficient brain


May 19th, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 19 (IANS) Synaptotagmin-IV is a special protein known to influence learning and memory and may help maintain an efficient brain, according to a new study. University of Wisconsin-Madison (UWM) researchers study ... Read more...

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Scientists move a step closer to creating ideal neural cells for clinical use


April 14th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Scientists at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) have come up with a way to convert human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) into neural progenitor cells, which may ... 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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Researchers isolate protein that protects against Alzhemier’s


January 7th, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 7 (IANS) Researchers have isolated a protein that protects against Alzhemier's disease.The research was conducted by doctoral student Sonia Do Carmo and supervised by √Čric Rassart of the Universit√© du ... Read more...

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Old gastrointestinal drug may offer anti-aging treatment


January 7th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): An 80-year old drug, once used to treat diarrhea and other gastrointestinal disorders, may help slow down the aging process, say researchers.Recent animal studies have shown that ... 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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Immune system stronger at night than during day


December 15th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Researchers at Stanford University have found that the immune system''s fight against invading bacteria reaches its peak activity at night and is lowest during the day.While ... Read more...

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Genetic target for treatment of neurodegenerative disorders uncovered


December 11th, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 11 (ANI): Experiments on mice have shown that a gene called FKBP12 may provide a target for drugs to treat conditions like autism spectrum disorder and obsessive-compulsive disease. Dr. Susan ... Read more...

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vCJD can be transmitted via blood transfusion


August 30th, 2008 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 30 (ANI): After studying sheep for nine years, researchers at the University of Edinburgh have found evidence that vCJD can be transmitted through blood transfusion in humans.The researchers say ... Read more...

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Neural cell transplants may be potential therapy for Parkinson’s disease


May 19th, 2008 - 2:58 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Four primate studies have shown the possibility that neural cell transplants may be a potential therapy to treat neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinsons disease.In one study, the ... Read more...

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Anti-inflammatory drugs dont prevent memory loss in older adults


May 13th, 2008 - 3:58 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 13 (ANI): A new study has shown that anti-inflammatory drugs naproxen and celecoxib may not improve cognitive function in older adults with a family history of Alzheimers disease.The researchers ... Read more...

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Prions associate cholesterol to neurodegeneration


February 12th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the Royal Veterinary College in the UK has suggested that disturbances in membrane cholesterol may be the mechanism by which prions cause ... Read more...

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Scientists study efficacy of smell test to detect Parkinsons early


January 8th, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): Researchers led by an Indian origin doctor have set out to find whether a smell test may help diagnose Parkinsons among people without any symptoms of the disease.It ... Read more...

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Boosting cellular cleanup-mechanism can dramatically enhance longevity


December 15th, 2007 - 1:07 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 15 (ANI): A study on fruit flies has revealed that boosting a cellular cleanup-mechanism known as autophagy prevents the age-dependent accumulation of cellular damage in neurons, and promotes longevity.While scientists ... Read more...

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