Navigation Links
Common cholesterol drug safe, may improve learning disabilities in patients with neurofibromatosis
Date:9/27/2011

he world to perform a definitive study to replicate these findings on a larger scale."

This Phase I study looked at the safety and efficacy of lovastatin as a treatment for patients with neurofibromatosis type 1, which accounts for the majority of NF cases. Over a period of three months, 24 patients between ages 10-17 years received treatment with lovastatin. Patients were given cognitive functioning tests before and after treatment. All patients maintained normal cholesterol levels throughout the study, and there were some cognitive improvements in memory, visual attention, and efficiency following treatment.

"The implications for all children with learning disabilities not only those with NF1 are of interest to the greater pediatric community, so we hope to move forward quickly through the Consortium to advance this research in NF1 patients in a timely manner," commented Roger Packer, MD, Senior Vice President of the Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine, Director of the Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute at Children's National, and Group Chair of the Department of Defense Neurofibromatosis Clinical Trials Consortium.


'/>"/>

Contact: Emily Hartman
ehartman@childrensnational.org
202-476-4500
Children's National Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Study provides insight on a common heart rhythm disorder
2. Researchers identify Achilles heel of common childhood tumor
3. First comprehensive genomic study of common cold reveals new treatment targets
4. GUMC researchers hone in on new strategy to treat common infection
5. Hairspray is linked to common genital birth defect, says study
6. Common food additive found to increase risk and speed spread of lung cancer
7. Mayo Clinic: Brain disorder suggests common mechanism may underlie many neurodegenerative diseases
8. Scientists uncover evolutionary keys to common birth disorders
9. Common soil mineral degrades the nearly indestructible prion
10. Genetic testing not cost-effective in guiding initial dosing of common blood thinner
11. New vaccine developed for preventing uncommon cold virus
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... The University of Chicago is creating a new ... at the University,s Institute for Molecular Engineering and ... million donation from the Millicent and Eugene Bell ... will reside within the Institute for Molecular Engineering. ... research project at the MBL,s Eugene Bell Center ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... researchers at the National Institute of Standards and ... their work more effectively, they often prove that ... was the case recently for M. Lorna De ... the growing specialization of glycomics. Glycomics is the ... glycans that are attached to proteins and lipids ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... with other group members to reduce aggression and gain ... strategy for grooming activities shows a certain pattern across ... scientific journal Biology Letters . , Grooming between ... without ulterior motives. To be groomed has hygienic benefits ... another individual can provide access to infants, mating opportunities ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):New professorship in tissue engineering links molecular engineering, marine biology 2Baboons groom early in the day to get benefits later 2
... SALT LAKE CITY, July 12, 2010 Shifty eyes ... the truth. Now a group of University of Utah researchers ... Educational psychologists John Kircher, Doug Hacker, Anne Cook, Dan ... a promising alternative to the polygraph for lie detection. The ...
... critical U.S. crop expected to help feed livestock and people ... production of clean energy, plant breeders are continually seeking ways ... role corn roots play in this regard, an agricultural engineer ... Urbana-Champaign have teamed up to examine corn root complexity and ...
... Letters , recently published an article highlighting the ... professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Stevens ... V Nanogenerator for Mechanical Energy Harvesting Using PZT ... energy harvesting technologies that could potentially power wireless ...
Cached Biology News:'You can't hide your lyin' eyes' 2'You can't hide your lyin' eyes' 3What secrets are stored in the roots of corn plants? 2What secrets are stored in the roots of corn plants? 3Nano Letters publishes Dr. Yong Shi's energy harvesting technology 2
(Date:7/11/2014)... , July 11, 2014 EPFL ... announce the appointment of John P. Donoghue . ...   in  Geneva . The new ... Biotech in Geneva , has named ... neuroscientists. John P. Donoghue , founder of Brown ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014  Researchers have pioneered a ... The new technology, called Virtual Finger, allows scientists ... like neurons and synapses using the flat surface ... makes 3D imaging studies orders of magnitude more ... unprecedented level across many areas of experimental biology. ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 10, 2014 Women in ... access to an additional family planning option. Sayana® ... contraception at all levels of the health system ... of a widely used contraceptive—Pfizer’s Depo-Provera® (depot medroxyprogesterone ... Faso is the first of four African countries ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014 Deep Knowledge Ventures ... Forum on ‘Commercialising Longevity Research’ and welcomed a ... the London Bioscience Innovation Center for the event, ... Aging Analytics Ltd. The meeting highlighted the need ... research for age-related disease, as well as the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:John P. Donoghue is Taking the Lead at the Wyss Center and is Appointed Professor at EPFL and University of Geneva 2John P. Donoghue is Taking the Lead at the Wyss Center and is Appointed Professor at EPFL and University of Geneva 3Virtual Finger Enables Scientists To Navigate And Analyze 3D Images Of Complex Biological Structures 2Virtual Finger Enables Scientists To Navigate And Analyze 3D Images Of Complex Biological Structures 3Injectable Contraceptive Launched in Burkina Faso to Expand Choice and Address Unmet Need 2Injectable Contraceptive Launched in Burkina Faso to Expand Choice and Address Unmet Need 3Injectable Contraceptive Launched in Burkina Faso to Expand Choice and Address Unmet Need 4Injectable Contraceptive Launched in Burkina Faso to Expand Choice and Address Unmet Need 5Injectable Contraceptive Launched in Burkina Faso to Expand Choice and Address Unmet Need 6DKV Sponsors Forum on Commercialising Longevity Research; Brings Together Scientists, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities 2DKV Sponsors Forum on Commercialising Longevity Research; Brings Together Scientists, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities 3DKV Sponsors Forum on Commercialising Longevity Research; Brings Together Scientists, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities 4DKV Sponsors Forum on Commercialising Longevity Research; Brings Together Scientists, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities 5DKV Sponsors Forum on Commercialising Longevity Research; Brings Together Scientists, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities 6
... designed to minimize the potential risks of synthetic biology ... to the gene synthesis industry and synthetic biology community ... GenoTHREAT, a software tool that helps detect the use ... open-source project by a team led by Jean Peccoud, ...
... Associate Professor Sergiu M. Gorun is leading a ... inert, materials. The work is based on ... of carbon-hydrogen bonds with a combination of ... involved with this research recently received first place ...
... up the immune system to fight cancer by delivering ... a vault directly into lung cancer tumors, harnessing the ... vaults, barrel-shaped nanoscale capsules found in the cytoplasm of ... protein, the chemokine CCL21, into the tumor. Pre-clinical studies ...
Cached Biology Technology:Open-source software designed to minimize synthetic biology risks 2NJIT professor develops a biologically inspired catalyst, an active yet inert material 2UCLA scientists discover new way to wake up the immune system using nano vaults to deliver drugs 2UCLA scientists discover new way to wake up the immune system using nano vaults to deliver drugs 3UCLA scientists discover new way to wake up the immune system using nano vaults to deliver drugs 4
Bovine Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells (BAOSMC) (>500,000 cells)...
... This adapter allows ... (AB-0800 and AB-1000) PCR ... in the ABI PRISM® ... contact ABgene® for information ...
Spectrolyse (pL) PAI kit is a two-stage indirect enzymatic assay for the quantitative determination of Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor (PAI-1) activity in plasma. Sample Type: plasma...
Rabbit anti-CRSP1 (TRAP220), Polyclonal Antibody, Unconjugated Applications: Immunohistochemistry - 1:100 - 1:500...
Biology Products: