News tagged with degenerative diseases
Robert Greenberg got tired of hearing from senior engineers that it wasn't possible to build his product idea: a bionic eye that gives sight to the blind. "A lot of the folks straight out of school didn't know any better, ...
Medical research May 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (6) | 1
Amyloids, or fibrous aggregates of abnormally folded proteins, are a common feature in degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer. Amyloids occur naturally in the body, but despite decades ...
Medical research Apr 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
For nearly two years, University of Michigan neurologist Eva Feldman, M.D., Ph.D. has led the nation's first clinical trial of stem cell injections in patients with the deadly degenerative disease known as amyotrophic lateral ...
Medical research Apr 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Clinical outcomes are positive for patients with chronic low back pain due to degenerative disc disease who undergo lumbar fusion, according to a review published in the April 1 issue of Spine.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that a drug treatment administered at the earliest signs of a rare genetic disease could prevent the condition from developing in later ...
Arthritis & Rheumatism Apr 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Johns Hopkins scientists say they have evidence from animal studies that a type of central nervous system cell other than motor neurons plays a fundamental role in the development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a ...
Neuroscience Mar 31, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—A substantially high number of patients undergoing spinal fusion have a vitamin D deficiency or inadequacy, according to a study published in the March 15 issue of Spine.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 28, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 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 |
Think new discoveries are the bee's knees? This one is even better—this research out of Rhode Island Hospital is the mice's knees. Researchers have found that adding lubricin, a protein that our bodies naturally produce, ...
Arthritis & Rheumatism Mar 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Griffith University and University of Queensland scientists researching a degenerative brain disease have developed a new way to understand its progression and ...
Genetics Mar 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Australian researchers have taken the first step in using bioactive peptides as the building blocks to help 'build a new brain' to treat degenerative brain disease.
Medical research Mar 19, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A study led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has discovered mutations in two genes that lead to the death of nerve cells in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, ...
Genetics Mar 18, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay)—In an effort to quickly develop drugs that could prevent or slow Alzheimer's, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it plans to relax the approval process for experimental medications for ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Mar 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
An iron imbalance caused by prion proteins collecting in the brain is a likely cause of cell death in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have found.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Mar 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Researchers have discovered how oxidative stress can turn to the dark side a cellular protein that's usually benign, and make it become a powerful, unwanted accomplice in neuronal death.
Medical research Mar 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
A degenerative disease is a disease in which the function or structure of the affected tissues or organs will progressively deteriorate over time, whether due to normal bodily wear or lifestyle choices such as exercise or eating habits. Degenerative diseases are often contrasted with infectious diseases.
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