Navigation Links
Researchers Identify Key Gene That May Help Brain Treatment

Singapore, July 27 : Identifying a key gene that controls specialized brain cells// is expected to boost understanding of neurological disorders and lead to better treatment of conditions ranging from schizophrenia to multiple sclerosis, researchers said Wednesday.

The National University of Singapore (NUS) study has unveiled a new gene that speeds up the growth of the body's protective fatty nerve coverings. Named juxtanodin, the gene speeds up the growth of myelin, the fatty sheath that protects nerves in the brain and spinal cord.

"This one special gene has a clear function," The Straits Times quoted Assistant Professor Liang Fengyi as saying.

He is the lead researcher in the group, which has been working on the project for three years.

"Since it is an important link with the development of the insulating network, we hope that it will allow us to understand a host of diseases that occur when such development goes wrong," he said.

Neurological disorders cause one in nine deaths worldwide, according to the World Federation of Neurology task force.

Liang said that his group planned to identify the human counterpart of the gene, as the results it had were from animals.

"We hope to get clues on how to treat the many diseases caused when the natural process goes wrong," he added.

-(DPA)
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Researchers urge caution in using ear tube surgery
2. Researchers Scale to assess the Severity of Epilepsy in Kids
3. Researchers trick Alzheimers Enzyme
4. Researchers find new HIV hiding place
5. New Hair in 15 Days Could Now Be A Possibility Say Researchers
6. Researchers developed world’s smallest toothbrus
7. Researchers discover receptor cells that can cause epilepsy
8. 15 Anti-SARS Drugs Identified By China-Europe Team of Researchers
9. Researchers reversed the process of memory loss
10. Researchers Discover Protein That Causes Malaria
11. Commercialization of Biotech Discoveries, An Encouragement For Researchers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Researchers Identify Key Gene That May Help Brain Treatment

(Date:8/27/2014)... Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 ... cost-effective money-saving dental plans, has launched in the ... consumers access to quality, affordable dental care services ... leading destination for Tennessee consumers looking to save ... reduced-fee dental rates as a member of discount ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... For those who want to build ... products are very practical. Top10BestSEOHosting.com today announces that ... the best ASP.NET hosting suppliers of this year. ... top web hosting provider for a long time, ... today. Recently proclaimed one of the fastest growing ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Philadelphia, PA. Inc. magazine ranked Holganix ... list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing privately ... at the most important segment of the economy - ... exposure as members of the Inc. 500 list include ... “Some of world’s greatest companies have had their start ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Altena, AR (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 ... in August 2014, is about Seed Digging, which a ... mental health therapy models, yet works to bring permanent ... people with addictions and mental health disorders cured on ... clutter from their own minds and find incredible inner ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... August 28, 2014 Recently, iFitDress.com, a ... announced its new designs of romantic bridal gowns ... enjoy a promotional price (up to 66 percent off) ... the company’s product line has been updated with these ... and patient. iFitDress.com hopes that all clients can gain ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:DentistSave.com Launches Discount Dental Plans in Tennessee for Consumers, Businesses, and Groups 2Health News:DentistSave.com Launches Discount Dental Plans in Tennessee for Consumers, Businesses, and Groups 3Health News:Top10BestSEOHosting.com Releases the Best ASP.NET Hosting Suppliers of This Year: Hostgator, Arvixe and FatCow 2Health News:Inc Magazine Unveils 33rd Annual List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies - the Inc. 500 2Health News:Shawna Burns, Counselor, Releases Debut Book, "Seed Digging," to Improve Lives of Children and Adults with Addictions and Mental Health Disorders 2Health News:Promotion For Romantic Bridal Gowns Launched By Professional Company iFitDress.com 2
... debilitating headaches, researchers say, , , MONDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) ... migraines, it might not be all in your head. , ... are more likely to visit emergency rooms with migraines if ... effect, too, although it is not as significant. , The ...
... SplashPLEASANT GROVE, Utah, March 9 What,s in a ... www.myomed.com ), names like Tom Brady, LaDainian Tomlinson, Willie ... helping people. Endorsements by professional athletes of this caliber ... actually used the product for a couple of years ...
... Western Reserve University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology ... along with three individual awards that could total up ... (RPB) Foundation. These are the most grants awarded in ... sciences program since 1997. In that time, the program ...
... Time to World,s Largest Breast Cancer Organization Founded in Her ... the global breast cancer movement 29 years ago by promising ... of the disease, that she would do everything in her ... tenure as U.S. Chief of Protocol has ended, Ambassador Brinker ...
... Borrowing from the iconic I Love NY logo, Ogilvy ... in a new campaign logo for the American Red Cross ... designed to recruit New Yorkers to become Red Cross Reserve ... of Governor David Paterson -- is part of a multi-channel ...
... Martin,s Ashley Treatment Center in MarylandHAVRE DE GRACE, Md., ... noted authority and lecturer on alcoholism who co-founded Father ... Grace, MD, died today at his home in Havre ... lectures on alcoholism as a disease, delivered to alcoholics ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Warmer-Than-Average Temperatures Raise Migraine Risk 2Health News:Warmer-Than-Average Temperatures Raise Migraine Risk 3Health News:Tom Brady Endorsed Pain Cream Returns to Natural Products Expo 2Health News:Case Western Reserve awarded nearly $1 million from Research to Prevent Blindness Foundation 2Health News:Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R)'s Founder, Nancy G. Brinker, Reengages With Organization Following Tenure as U.S. Chief of Protocol 2Health News:American Red Cross of Greater New York Launches New Effort to Recruit 10,000 Disaster Volunteers 2Health News:American Red Cross of Greater New York Launches New Effort to Recruit 10,000 Disaster Volunteers 3Health News:The Rev. Joseph C. Martin, Leading Authority on Alcoholism and Addiction Treatment, Dies at 84 2Health News:The Rev. Joseph C. Martin, Leading Authority on Alcoholism and Addiction Treatment, Dies at 84 3Health News:The Rev. Joseph C. Martin, Leading Authority on Alcoholism and Addiction Treatment, Dies at 84 4
(Date:8/27/2014)... , Aug. 27, 2014 Reportbuyer.com ... Co-development Terms & Agreements in ... https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2276221/Co-development-Terms--Agreements-in-Pharma-Biotech-and-Diagnostics.html The Co-development Terms ... report provides comprehensive understanding and unprecedented access ... into by the worlds leading life science ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 2014 About 8 million Americans have peripheral ... of fatty plaque in the arteries, according to recent ... and in incidences of diabetes and obesity, the ... Extremity Arterial RevascularizatioN (LEARN) meeting, Oct. 9–11 in ... interested residents and fellows will be able to gain ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today broke ground on ... Lake City manufacturing facility and allow for the ... to ultimately create 1,000 new full time jobs ... " Utah is home to hardworking ... can be credited with Varian,s success in the manufacturing of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Co-development Terms & Agreements in Pharma, Biotech and Diagnostics 2Co-development Terms & Agreements in Pharma, Biotech and Diagnostics 3Co-development Terms & Agreements in Pharma, Biotech and Diagnostics 4Co-development Terms & Agreements in Pharma, Biotech and Diagnostics 5Co-development Terms & Agreements in Pharma, Biotech and Diagnostics 6Co-development Terms & Agreements in Pharma, Biotech and Diagnostics 7LEARN to Treat Peripheral Arterial Disease Patients 2LEARN to Treat Peripheral Arterial Disease Patients 3Varian Medical Systems Groundbreaking on Facility Expansion Triggers Influx of New Jobs to Salt Lake 2Varian Medical Systems Groundbreaking on Facility Expansion Triggers Influx of New Jobs to Salt Lake 3Varian Medical Systems Groundbreaking on Facility Expansion Triggers Influx of New Jobs to Salt Lake 4
... Israel, Feb. 8, 2011 2P2D Ltd ., a ... today announced that it has appointed Mr. Tovi Bachar, former ... Tovi Bachar has completed seven years as Managing ... Systems, a leading diagnostic imaging equipment company. In 2008, Tovi ...
... Technologies (OTC Bulletin Board: PSTX ), today ... Annual Institutional Investor Conference in New York City at ... on, March 1, 2011 at 11:20 AM Eastern. Through ... provides a proven solution for improving patient safety and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Patient Safety Technologies to Present at 22nd Annual Institutional Investor Conference 2
... graphic display and IOL power calculation software. ... include firmware module with SRKII, SRKT, Holladay ... tones increase in frequency the closer you ... alignment is achieved with corneal indentation. Triple ...
The CryoSurgery console is the control center for CryoCath's surgical probe. It is a modular system made up of a console control unit and a tank dolly system. The system can be used as a unit or in s...
... a malleable, single-use cryosurgical probe developed to ... probe will ablate cardiac tissue while a ... procedure, such as coronary artery bypass grafting ... repair and as part of the Maze ...
The Medtronic CardioRhythm Marinr Catheter is intended for use in diagnostic electrophysiologic procedures. These catheters are designed for recording intracardiac electrograms and temporary pacing a...
Medicine Products: