News tagged with protein aggregates
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A protein known to be a key player in the development of Parkinson's disease is able to enter and harm cells in the same way that viruses do, according to a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine study.
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Apr 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have identified a single prion protein that causes neuronal death similar to that seen in "mad cow" disease, but is at least 10 times more ...
Medical research Feb 09, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (9) | 2 |
Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered how the most common genetic mutations in familial Parkinson's disease damage brain cells. The study, which published online today in ...
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Mar 03, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The same gene mutations linked to inherited, early-onset Alzheimer's disease have been found in people with the more common late-onset form of the illness.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Feb 01, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Curcumin, a compound found in the spice turmeric, is proving effective at preventing clumping of a protein involved in Parkinson's disease, says a Michigan State University researcher.
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Mar 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (6) | 0 |
Repeated stress triggers the production and accumulation of insoluble tau protein aggregates inside the brain cells of mice, say researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Mar 26, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
New research into the cell-damaging effects of Huntington's disease suggests a potentially new approach for identifying possible therapeutic targets for treating the nerve-destroying disorder.
Genetics Jun 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Rice University scientists have discovered a new way to look inside living cells and see the insoluble fibrillar deposits associated with Parkinson's disease.
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Dec 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Researchers at Lund University have discovered a new function for vitamin C. Treatment with vitamin C can dissolve the toxic protein aggregates that build up in the brain in Alzheimer's disease. The research findings are ...
Medical research Aug 18, 2011 | 4.2 / 5 (6) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center have found that mitochondrial quality and functional capacity play an important role in Parkinson's ...
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Mar 19, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1
Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have identified a protein trafficking defect within brain cells that may underlie common non-familial forms of Parkinson's disease. The defect is at a point of convergence ...
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Feb 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
The Parkinson's puzzle: Developing an assay to identify components in protein structures to aid diagnosis, treatment
As part of a new initiative to speed the search for changes in the body that can help predict, diagnose, or monitor Parkinson's disease, a research team led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory recently ...
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Mar 26, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Flinders University researchers have discovered that a protein in the brain may play a role in the development of Parkinson's disease – a common degenerative neurological disorder which affects the control of body movements.
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Feb 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
According to a 2012 World Health Organization report, over 35 million people worldwide currently have dementia, a number that is expected to double by 2030 (66 million) and triple by 2050 (115 million). Alzheimer's disease, ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Mar 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A research team in Israel has devised a novel approach to identifying the molecular basis for designing a drug that might one day decrease the risk diabetes patients face of developing Alzheimer's disease. The team will present ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Feb 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0