Navigation Links
New Research from SRI International Points to Biomarker that Could Track Huntington's Disease Progression
Date:7/9/2013

MENLO PARK, Calif., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A hallmark of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's is that by the time symptoms appear, significant brain damage has already occurred—and currently there are no treatments that can reverse it. A team of SRI International researchers has demonstrated that measurements of electrical activity in the brains of mouse models of Huntington's disease could indicate the presence of disease before the onset of major symptoms. The findings, "Longitudinal Analysis of the Electroencephalogram and Sleep Phenotype in the R6/2 Mouse Model of Huntington's Disease," are published in the July 2013 issue of the neurology journal Brain, published by Oxford University Press.

SRI researchers led by Stephen Morairty, Ph.D., a director in the Center for Neuroscience in SRI Biosciences, and Simon Fisher, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow at SRI, used electroencephalography (EEG), a noninvasive method commonly used in humans, to measure changes in neuronal electrical activity in a mouse model of Huntington's disease. Identification of significant changes in the EEG prior to the onset of symptoms would add to evidence that the EEG can be used to identify biomarkers to screen for the presence of a neurodegenerative disease. Further research on such potential biomarkers might one day enable the tracking of disease progression in clinical trials and could facilitate drug development.

"EEG signals are composed of different frequency bands such as delta, theta and gamma, much as light is composed of different frequencies that result in the colors we call red, green and blue," ex
'/>"/>

SOURCE SRI International
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. Allegheny General Hospital Neurosurgeon Receives NIH Grant for Brain Aneurysm Research
2. Elsevier Promotes Local Research Efforts in Pakistan Through "Quiz for Science"
3. Researchers strike gold with nanotech vaccine
4. Stem Cells Market is Expected to Reach USD 119.51 Billion Globally in 2018: Transparency Market Research
5. Sarcoma Alliance Excited About New Drug Research
6. MarketResearch.com Announces Distribution of Kelly Scientific Publications
7. White House Highlights Innovative Arthritis Research
8. Cross-Cultural Qualitative Research for Simultaneous Scale Development, New Life Science Webinar Hosted by Xtalks
9. US and Canadian researchers drive towards cheaper fuel cells for electric cars
10. Inflamax Research Inc. Enters Strategic Partnership with Northern Air Environmental Technologies Inc.
11. Kitware to Develop an Open-Source HPC Design-Analysis Environment for Nuclear Energy Research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/19/2014)... EVANSTON, Ill. , Dec. 19, 2014 ... to develop novel drugs for diseases of the central ... Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, will present at ... Dr. Riedel,s presentation will take place at 3:00 p.m. ... St. Francis in San Francisco, Calif. ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets ( ... "Technology Innovations in Smart Fabrics (Technical Insights)" ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The Research ... a detailed assessment on technological advancements and market ... 1. The Smart Fabrics market is ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Ed Bilsky, Ph.D., vice president for Research and ... the Neurosciences (CEN), and professor of pharmacology at the ... member of the prestigious Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives ... receive this honor. , The Dana Alliance ... Foundation. Its mission is to advance public education ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... The empty capsules market is experiencing growth primarily ... innovations in the empty capsules market. The fast-growing ... of the empty capsules market. , Get Full ... Report , The report will enrich both established ... gauge the pulse of the market which in ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Naurex to Present at 33rd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference 2Technology Innovations in Smart Fabrics (Technical Insights) 2UNE's Ed Bilsky Named Member of Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives 2UNE's Ed Bilsky Named Member of Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives 3Empty Capsules Market Hit to Reach $1,820 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Empty Capsules Market Hit to Reach $1,820 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Empty Capsules Market Hit to Reach $1,820 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4
... June 10, 2011 PharmaNet Development Group, Inc. (the "Company" ... tender offer and consent solicitation (the "Offer") for any and ... 2017 (the "Notes"), it has elected to extend the consent ... City time, on June 10, 2011, unless extended or earlier ...
... Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stevens Institute of ... Specialist Roster as a candidate for grants to ... US Department of State, the Fulbright Specialist Program ... global collaborations that strengthen the positions of US ...
... 2011 The David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) ... Inc. (ITI) as a next step in the continued ... Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC. Driven by a mission ... for the range of immune-related diseases, the DHMRI provides ...
Cached Biology Technology:PharmaNet Extends Consent Payment Deadline for Notes Tendered in Its Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation 2PharmaNet Extends Consent Payment Deadline for Notes Tendered in Its Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation 3PharmaNet Extends Consent Payment Deadline for Notes Tendered in Its Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation 4Dr. Frank Fisher of Stevens selected for Fulbright specialist roster 2David H. Murdock Research Institute Assumes Control of the Immune Tolerance Institute and Establishes a State of the Art Human Immune Monitoring Laboratory for Biomarker Discovery and Development 2David H. Murdock Research Institute Assumes Control of the Immune Tolerance Institute and Establishes a State of the Art Human Immune Monitoring Laboratory for Biomarker Discovery and Development 3
(Date:12/10/2014)...     Jifflenow ...   Jifflenow, a leading provider ... business-to-business (B2B) events, today announced a partnership with ... communication (NFC), Bluetooth low energy (BLE), and cloud-based ... Jifflenow will integrate its meeting scheduling ...
(Date:12/3/2014)... Ariz. , Dec. 2, 2014 As ... hand readers, Inception Technologies is pleased to announce the ... easier for customers to collect the workforce data that ... problems that have been left by existing readers. Many ... user interface, connectivity and modern technology. Older models force ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... , Nov. 20, 2014   Atmel® Corporation ... in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, today launched ... sensors with the widest V cc range ... temperature accuracy and faster I 2 C bus communication ... serial EEPROM memory making them ideal for consumer, industrial, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Jifflenow And ITN International Bring Cutting-Edge Badge Scanning Technology To B2B Events 2Jifflenow And ITN International Bring Cutting-Edge Badge Scanning Technology To B2B Events 3Inception Technologies to Release New Biometric Reader 2Atmel Launches Industry's First Wide-V(cc) Low-Power Temperature Sensor Family 2Atmel Launches Industry's First Wide-V(cc) Low-Power Temperature Sensor Family 3Atmel Launches Industry's First Wide-V(cc) Low-Power Temperature Sensor Family 4
... running out of room to maneuver. As forests in ... human uses, populations of these arboreal leaf eaters, which depend ... isolated and at risk. But one type of sustainable agriculture, ... critical refuges and bridges between intact forests for the iconic ...
... lives in increasingly humanised landscapes, with limited food resources ... to Spanish researchers, food availability plays a secondary role ... allow wolves to remain in human-dominated environments in Galicia. ... lupus signatus ) varies greatly across the Iberian Peninsula ...
... July 11, 2012 Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research ... could lead to a less costly, less invasive and more ... CKD is a major complication of diabetes, high blood pressure ... is characterized by a progressive deterioration of the kidney,s ability ...
Cached Biology News:Down on the cacao farm: Sloths thrive at chocolate's source 2Down on the cacao farm: Sloths thrive at chocolate's source 3The Iberian wolf lives close to humans more for refuge than for prey 2TGen method isolates biospecimens for treatment of kidney disease 2
... Intended for users requiring mass ... AXIMA-LNR linear MALDI TOF Mass spectrometer ... QA/QC applications and for high performance ... oligonucleotide QA/QC, SNP analysis, protein detection, ...
Rat Lung Fibroblasts (RLF) (>500,000 cells)...
... DNA is an ideal small concentrator for ... capable of removing water and organic solvents ... tubes, microplates, vials and round bottom flasks. ... the busy lab. ,The built-in special runs ...
... miVac Duo is suitable for use with ... organic solvents through to water and some ... centrifugal concentrator capable of removing water and ... formats including tubes, microplates, vials and round ...
Biology Products: