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(Medical Xpress)—Efforts to treat disorders like Lou Gehrig's disease, Paget's disease, inclusion body myopathy and dementia will receive a considerable boost from a new research model created by UC Irvine scientists.
Medical research Oct 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers investigating a known gene risk factor for Alzheimer's disease discovered it is associated with lower levels of beta amyloid—a brain protein involved in Alzheimer's—in cognitively healthy ...
Neuroscience Oct 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A new clinical research study at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) will test a first-of-its-kind cancer "vaccine" that may prove effective against many forms of solid-tumor cancers. The vaccine, to be ...
Cancer Sep 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
(Medical Xpress)—An experimental drug can improve sociability in patients with fragile X syndrome and may be helpful as a treatment for autism, according to a study.
Autism spectrum disorders Sep 24, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0 |
'Foreign' proteins are also implicated in Alzheimer's disease, implications for differentiated treatments
Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's are characterised by the loss of nerve cells and the deposition of proteins in the brain tissue. A group of researchers led by Gabor G. Kovacs ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Sep 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Long stretches of DNA once considered inert dark matter appear to be uniquely active in a part of the brain known to control the body's 24-hour cycle, according to researchers at the National Institutes ...
Medical research Sep 24, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 2 |
(Medical Xpress)—People with degenerative neurological conditions could benefit from research that shows why their brain cells stop communicating properly.
Neuroscience Sep 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), in collaboration with UK company Proteome Sciences plc (PS) describe a simple blood test that could substantially increase the number of patients eligible for highly effective ...
Cardiology Sep 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A new guideline released by the American Academy of Neurology may help doctors in making the diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The guideline is published in the September 19, 2012, online issue of Neurology.
Neuroscience Sep 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—The medial preoptic area of the brain has been found over the years to be very closely involved with certain behaviors in mice, such as sexual proclivity, locomotion, aggression and the ...
Genetics Sep 18, 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 |
A new light-based technique for measuring levels of the toxic protein that causes Huntington's disease (HD) has been used to demonstrate that the protein builds up gradually in blood cells. Published today ...
Neuroscience Sep 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Over the past decade, researchers have made great strides in identifying genes that lead to an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which result in a continuum of social deficits, communication ...
Autism spectrum disorders Sep 14, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A mysterious form of cell death, coded in proteins and enzymes, led to a discovery by UNC researchers uncovering a prime suspect for new cancer drug development.
Cancer Sep 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
A study coordinated by Manel Esteller, published in Nature Reviews Genetics, highlights the success of this area of research to predict the behavior and weaknesses of tumors.
Genetics Sep 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0