Navigation Links
UF to lead national effort to help patients with rare brain disease
Date:12/15/2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. When treating devastating brain diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, doctors can reach into their medical bags to find something to help a patient.

But they come up empty-handed when they try to help the vast majority of patients with ataxia disabling disorders that rob people of their balance and coordination.

University of Florida neurologists are trying to change that with the help of a $1 million Challenge grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to establish a nationwide network of physician-scientists with expertise in clinical ataxia research.

"A lot of times I explain to patients the symptoms of ataxia are similar to what happens when someone gets too much alcohol into their system," says S.H. Subramony, M.D., a professor of neurology in the UF College of Medicine. "In either case there is slurred speech, inability to walk straight, falling, blurry vision symptoms that indicate damage to a part of the brain called the cerebellum."

Ataxia from the Greek "a taxis," meaning without order or coordination can leave a patient unable to coordinate their eye blinks, let alone move. It can be hereditary or it could be brought on by strokes, tumors or other medical problems. One form, called sporadic ataxia, appears without apparent explanation in adults with no family history of the disease.

"Our first goal is to find a treatment to make patients' lives easier," said Tetsuo Ashizawa, M.D., chairman of the UF department of neurology and principal investigator and leader of the national effort, called the Clinical Research Consortium for Spinocerebellar Ataxias. "But the common thread ataxia shares with diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's and ALS is that neurons are dying. By studying ataxia, we can create insight into the neurodegenerative process in all of those diseases."

With laboratory and clinical research expertise from Ash
'/>"/>

Contact: John Pastor
jdpastor@ufl.edu
352-273-5815
University of Florida
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. 1st International Rip Current Symposium
2. Oceans day at International Climate Change Conference
3. Germany starts its part in the International Cancer Genome Project
4. National Instruments and DENSO Robotics Collaborate to Address New Applications in Industrial Robotics
5. 2009 winner of the Manpei Suzuki international prize for diabetes research announced
6. International expedition investigates climate change, alternative fuels in Arctic
7. NTU ramps up international research -- inks deals with 4 leading Turkish universities
8. AACR, NCI and EORTC to host Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics International Conference
9. National Institutes of Health Secures Armory with Patent-Pending Technology
10. Singapore scientists join international study of 10,000 vertebrates genomes
11. Spectros Signs New International Distribution Deals
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2015)... 2015 La 10e Conférence internationale sur ... par le BGI du 22 au 25 octobre ... Chine. La conférence célèbre son 10e ... l,ICG est devenue l,une des réunions annuelles mondiales ... et c,est aussi la plus dynamique, la plus ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... SHENZHEN, China , 31. Juli 2015 Die ... ) wird von BGI veranstaltet und findet vom ... Shenzhen, China , statt. ... Jubiläum. Seit ihrem Start 2006 ist die ICG ... Bereich „omik" geworden. Sie ist eines der dynamischsten, ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... SHENZHEN, China , July 31, 2015 The ... ) will be held by BGI from October 22-25, 2015, in ... The conference is celebrating its 10 th ... become one of the world,s most influential annual meetings in ... enthusiastic, and enjoyable scientific gatherings. ICG-10 focuses ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):La 10e International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10) doit s'ouvrir en octobre 2La 10e International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10) doit s'ouvrir en octobre 3Die 10. internationale Konferenz zu Genomik (ICG-10) beginnt im Oktober 2Die 10. internationale Konferenz zu Genomik (ICG-10) beginnt im Oktober 3The 10th International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10) to Open in October 2
... CA., April 7 . . .A new study ... a proprietary blend extracted from canola, Dermytol, produces a ... proprietary compound developed by KGK Synergize Inc., a biotechnology ... cells from damage that may lead to skin cancer. ...
... most people fear as they grow older, but autopsy data ... the Seattle region found that the brains of a third ... of small vessel damage: the type of small, cumulative injury ... Montine, University of Washington, presented the study results at Experimental ...
... beginning to develop a clearer picture of what makes some ... of researchers who last year identified the first common version ... twenty regions of the genome which together can make a ... published together with two independent studies online today in the ...
Cached Biology News:New study shows Dermytol produces pronounced decrease in malignant melanoma tumor volume 21/3 of risk for dementia attributable to small vessel disease, autopsy study shows 2A tall story: New research adds to growing body of knowledge of genetics of height 2
(Date:8/27/2015)... -- HUYA Bioscience International (HUYA) today announced the sponsorship of ... HTLV-1, held this week at the University of Tokyo ... is to promote research on HTLV-1 and HTLV-1-associated diseases, ... research related to these fields to advance science, the ... to support this prestigious conference," said Mireille Gillings ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... Boston, MA (PRWEB) , ... August 27, 2015 , ... ... the United States, ranking iLab Solutions as number 1,361 in growth for the three ... part of the top 0.1% fastest-growing privately held organizations in the country. , ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. , Aug. 27, 2015 ... on the decision by FedEx, UPS and The ... of certain biological specimens classified as ,select agents, ... and long history of handling these sensitive shipments. ... knowledge of global transportation regulations, trained and certified ...
(Date:8/26/2015)... , ... August 26, 2015 , ... ... announces today that a second US laboratory is to open in Manhattan, Kansas ... the continued partnership and long-term growth of research and development through collaboration with ...
Breaking Biology Technology:HUYA Bioscience International Sponsors Japan Society Of HTLV-1 Annual Meeting 2HUYA Bioscience International Sponsors Japan Society Of HTLV-1 Annual Meeting 3HUYA Bioscience International Sponsors Japan Society Of HTLV-1 Annual Meeting 4iLab Solutions Named to 2015 Inc. 5000 List 2iLab Solutions Named to 2015 Inc. 5000 List 3Marken Ensures Safe Transportation Of Select Agents And Toxins 2MediVet Biologics Animal Health Secures Additional Laboratory Facility in Manhattan, Kansas 2MediVet Biologics Animal Health Secures Additional Laboratory Facility in Manhattan, Kansas 3
... NEW YORK, Sept. 8 Reportlinker.com announces that a new ... Nanoporous Materials , , ... , This report analyzes the Global Market for Nanoporous ... Nanoporous (Microporous) Materials by the following product segments: Zeolites, Activated Carbon, ...
... NEW YORK, Sept. 8 Reportlinker.com announces that a new ... , Small Molecule Kinase Inhibitors ... , , This report ... Millions of US$ by the following Product Segments: Gleevec/Glivec, Tarceva, ...
... , Dan Ross to Lead Business Development Team ... a value strategy consultancy that provides pricing and reimbursement services to ... hired Dan Ross to open its new San Diego office. , ... with healthcare companies in both investment banking and strategic consulting capacities. ...
Cached Biology Technology:Reportlinker Adds Nanoporous Materials Report 2Reportlinker Adds Nanoporous Materials Report 3Reportlinker Adds Nanoporous Materials Report 4Reportlinker Adds Nanoporous Materials Report 5Reportlinker Adds Nanoporous Materials Report 6Reportlinker Adds Small Molecule Kinase Inhibitors Report 2Reportlinker Adds Small Molecule Kinase Inhibitors Report 3Reportlinker Adds Small Molecule Kinase Inhibitors Report 4Reportlinker Adds Small Molecule Kinase Inhibitors Report 5Reportlinker Adds Small Molecule Kinase Inhibitors Report 6Reportlinker Adds Small Molecule Kinase Inhibitors Report 7Reportlinker Adds Small Molecule Kinase Inhibitors Report 8Reportlinker Adds Small Molecule Kinase Inhibitors Report 9Reportlinker Adds Small Molecule Kinase Inhibitors Report 10PriceSpective Continues Global Expansion With New San Diego Office 2
...
...
... rapidly and reliably amplify unknown genomic DNA ... provides hassle-free, ready-to use components, at an ... provided in each kit. The Genome Walking ... localized cloning of genomic DNA, isolating promoter ...
No description available in Ensembl. Antigen: Recombinant Protein Epitope Signature Tag (PrEST)....
Biology Products: