News tagged with brain enzyme
A significant breakthrough has been made by scientists at The University of Manchester towards developing an effective treatment for neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington's, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
Medical research Apr 10, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Newly identified mutations in a gene that makes cells immortal appear to play a pivotal role in three of the most common types of brain tumors, as well as cancers of the liver, tongue and urinary tract, according to research ...
Cancer Mar 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Doctors may in the future be able to take a blood test to determine if a patient is suicidal, hopefully decreasing the number of people taking their own lives.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers have overcome a major challenge to treating brain diseases by engineering an experimental molecular therapy that crosses the blood-brain barrier to reverse neurological lysosomal storage disease in mice.
Medical research Feb 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Ravicti (glycerol phenylbutyrate) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat certain urea cycle disorders (UCDs) in people 2 years and older.
Medications Feb 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
One of the most common types of brain tumors in adults, glioblastoma multiforme, is one of the most devastating. Even with recent advances in surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, the aggressive and invasive tumors become ...
Cancer Jan 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Oxidative stress is a primary villain in a host of diseases that range from cancer and heart failure to Alzheimer's disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. Now, scientists from the Florida campus of ...
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Jan 10, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A new ray of hope has broken through the clouded outcomes associated with Alzheimer's disease. A new research report published in January 2013 print issue of the FASEB Journal by scientists from the National Institutes of Hea ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Jan 02, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The two infamous proteins, amyloid-beta (Aβ) and tau, that characterize advanced Alzheimer's disease (AD), start healthy neurons on the road to cell death long before the appearance of the deadly plaques and tangles by working ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Dec 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Selective targeting of the neurotransmitter that differentially affects brain cells that control the two distinct functions of the pancreas may allow for new medication therapies for conditions like diabetes, dyspepsia and ...
Medical research Dec 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
An enzyme that could represent a powerful new tool for combating Alzheimer's disease has been discovered by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida. The enzyme—known as BACE2—destroys beta-amyloid, a toxic protein fragment ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Sep 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Have you ever wondered why some people find it so much easier to stop smoking than others? New research shows that vulnerability to smoking addiction is shaped by our genes.
Genetics Sep 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A study, performed in mice and utilizing post-mortem samples of brains from patients with Alzheimer's disease, found that a single event of a moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) can disrupt proteins that regulate ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Jul 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A team of international scientists led by principal investigator Dr. Tak Mak at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, has identified a causative link between the product of a mutated metabolic enzyme ...
Cancer Jul 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A novel mechanism for anxiety behaviors, including a previously unrecognized inhibitory brain signal, may inspire new strategies for treating psychiatric disorders, University of Chicago researchers report.
Genetics May 15, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (4) | 0 |