Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New compound stops progressive kidney disease in its tracks

Progressive kidney diseases, whether caused by obesity, hypertension, diabetes, or rare genetic mutations, often have the same outcome: The cells responsible for filtering the blood are destroyed. Reporting today in Science, ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Saving neurons may offer new approach for treating Alzheimer's disease

Treatment with a neuroprotective compound that saves brain cells from dying also prevents the development of depression-like behavior and the later onset of memory and learning problems in a rat model of Alzheimer's disease. ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Researchers create next-generation Alzheimer's disease model

A new genetically engineered lab rat that has the full array of brain changes associated with Alzheimer's disease supports the idea that increases in a molecule called beta-amyloid in the brain causes the disease, according ...

Neuroscience

Cooling may prevent trauma-induced epilepsy

(Medical Xpress)—In the weeks, months and years after a severe head injury, patients often experience epileptic seizures that are difficult to control. A new study in rats suggests that gently cooling the brain after injury ...

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