News tagged with atrophy
Some memory problems common to older adults may stem from an inability to segment daily life into discrete experiences, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psycho ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Structure that edits messenger RNA transcripts defective in two different forms of motor neuron diseases
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) are degenerative motor neuron diseases in which the key mutated genes are involved in RNA metabolism. This similarity suggests that a ...
Medical research Apr 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements of atrophy in an important area of the brain are an accurate predictor of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. According to the ...
Neuroscience Apr 23, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
An excess of the brain neurotransmitter glutamate may cause a transition to psychosis in people who are at risk for schizophrenia, reports a study from investigators at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) published ...
Neuroscience Apr 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (7) | 0 |
Spinal muscular atrophy is a debilitating neuromuscular disease that in its most severe form is the leading genetic cause of infant death. By experimenting with an ALS drug in two very different animal models, researchers ...
Neuroscience Apr 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Clumps of α-synuclein protein in nerve cells are hallmarks of many degenerative brain diseases, most notably Parkinson's disease.
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Mar 28, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Surgery for patients with early-onset scoliosis is associated with an 18 percent mortality rate and an 84 percent complication rate, according to research published in the Feb. 15 issue of Spine.
Surgery Mar 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A growing body of research by multiple sclerosis (MS) investigators at the University at Buffalo and international partners is providing powerful new evidence that the brain's gray matter reflects important ...
Neuroscience Mar 21, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers identify new mechanism in the onset of incurable nerve disease The British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking is likely to be the world's most famous person living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ...
Medical research Mar 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
A single concussion may cause lasting structural damage to the brain, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 12, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A revolutionary technology has the ability to detect and diagnose Alzheimer's disease with unprecedented accuracy. The computerized technique known as SNIPE analyzes magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Feb 06, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
A University of Connecticut researcher is advancing the understanding of the devastating inherited condition known as spinal muscular atrophy.
Neuroscience Jan 29, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A research study from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has yielded important breakthroughs on how the body loses muscle, paving the way for new treatments for aging, obesity and diabetes.
Medical research Dec 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Regular aspirin use ten or more years ago associated with increased risk of type of age-related macular degeneration
Among nearly 5,000 study participants, regular aspirin use reported ten years prior was associated with a small but statistically significant increase in the risk of neovascular age‑related macular degeneration, according ...
Medications Dec 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
'Stem cell tourism' growing trend: Panel decries overseas clinics that provide treatments devoid of scientific validity
Internet sites offer help for people suffering from a dizzying array of serious conditions, including: Alzheimer's, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, atherosclerosis, autism, brain damage, cancer, cerebellar ...
Other Dec 03, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 1
Atrophy is the partial or complete wasting away of a part of the body. Causes of atrophy include poor nourishment, poor circulation, loss of hormonal support, loss of nerve supply to the target organ, disuse or lack of exercise or disease intrinsic to the tissue itself. Hormonal and nerve inputs that maintain an organ or body part are referred to as trophic.
Atrophy is a general physiological process of reabsorption and breakdown of tissues, involving apoptosis on a cellular level. When it occurs as a result of disease or loss of trophic support due to other disease, it is termed pathological atrophy, although it can be a part of normal body development and homeostasis as well.
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