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NIH stimulus funding supports Emory biomedical scientists

... patients who are developing Alzheimer's disease could help neurologists treat it earlier and ... to treat and kills half of the people with the disease within three years. Vitamin D, which is lacking ... model of heart disease. Risk factors for heart disease in women: Young and middle-aged women tend to ...

Protein handlers should be effective treatment target for cancer and Alzheimer's

... cancer for an increased risk of neurodegenerative disease or vice versa. "A lot of drugs, such as ... chaperones and heat shock factors affects disease development, but also how it impacts disease progression." Their studies also will help ...

Abnormal brain circuits may prevent movement disorder

... those with and without symptoms who carry the disease gene. There were 20 people in the study; 12 with ... volunteers who agreed to brain scans who had no disease and no mutations in the gene for dystonia. ... revealed that patients and non-patients with the disease gene have the same underlying functional brain ...

New stem cell research could reduce number of animal experiments

... (NC3Rs) to study ALS, a form of motor neurone disease in which the nerve cells that control the muscles ... that are more robust and better simulate how the disease develops in humans." The grant will fund a ... areas of concern such as cancer, motor neurone disease and Alzheimer's disease. "If they can do this, ...

La Jolla Institute discovers novel tumor suppressor

... to focus specifically on myeloproliferative disease because almost all of the mice with a defective ... mice. "This suppressed myeloproliferative disease in these mice," Dr. Kawakami continued. Dr. ... tumors. And, of course, its application in human disease needs further study. But we hope other ...

Stem cell research: From molecular physiology to therapeutic applications

... incurable, ranging from diabetes and Parkinson's disease to paralysis. Totipotent embryonic stem cells ... expression system for treating Parkinson's disease and his research using pancreatic progenitor ... studies will have to focus on ameliorating disease symptoms as well as on slowing the progression of ...

Study shows cancer vaccines led to long-term survival for patients with metastatic melanoma

... rates in patients with metastatic melanoma whose disease had been minimized by other therapies. The ... patients with recurrent or distant metastatic disease at the time of diagnosis because there are no ... therapy, even though they had widely metastatic disease and/or repeated appearance of new metastases ...

Stress signals link pre-existing sickness with susceptibility to bacterial infection

... or respiratory tract. A new study published in disease Models & Mechanisms (DMM), shows that infection ... disease. Patients with mitochondrial disease exhibit a wide range of symptoms including ... the stress-signal associated with mitochondrial disease facilitates the growth and reproduction of the ...

Disease threat may change how frogs mate

... of London, has discovered evidence that a disease may be causing a behavioural change in frogs. The ... This discovery could re-shape the way we look at disease management in animals. If such behavioural ... over the coming years. 'The world of wildlife disease research would benefit greatly from such ...

Scientists link immune system's natural killer cells to infant liver disease

... to the onset of biliary atresia in infants, a disease where blocked bile ducts can cause severe liver ... common cause of chronically progressive liver disease in children. The study, to be published in the ... for developing new therapies to block the disease by targeting certain cells or pro-inflammatory ...

Promising new treatment for Alzheimer's suggested based on Hebrew University research

... in a promising approach to help treat Alzheimer's disease in a significant proportion of the population ... Indeed, these carriers tend to develop the disease later than others, but when that happens, it ... mutated gene have a greater risk than others for disease progression. The reason for this anomalous ...

Researchers gain insight into mechanism underlying Huntington's

... the genetic mechanisms underlying Huntington's disease and other neurodegenerative or neuromuscular ... CAG and CTG repeats associated with Huntington's disease and myotonic dystrophy, respectively tend to ... may be responsible for TNR instability in the disease state. ...

'Show me the money!' MDA greenlights grants

... developed by Genzyme for a metabolic muscle disease called Pompe disease. At Columbia ... in Columbus, Ohio for a study to combat heart disease in muscular dystrophy. While advances in ... lives, physicians are seeing more heart disease develop in young men living with the disease. ...

Alzheimer's disease drug treats traumatic brain injury, report GUMC researchers

... cellular pathways activated in Alzheimer's disease are also triggered following traumatic brain ... secretase inhibitor - a class of Alzheimer's disease drugs currently being tested - reduced loss of ... further cement the connection between Alzheimer's disease and traumatic brain injury, Burns says, and show ...

Results from trials of DHA in Alzheimer's disease and age-related cognitive decline

... 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's disease (ICAD 2009) in Vienna. One of the trials was conducted by the Alzheimer's disease Cooperative Study (ADCS) supported by the ... for Alzheimer's must be given very early in the disease for them to be truly effective," said William ...

22nd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Sept. 12-16, 2009, Turkey

... disorders range as one of the leading causes of disease burden. What makes the situation worse is that ... and Parkinsons disease. By 2040, Alzheimers disease will double in Western and triple in Eastern ... of the population). The prevalence of Alzheimers disease is expected to rise dramatically with an ageing ...

Toward an explanation for Crohn's disease?

... July 9th 2009 Twenty-five per cent of Crohn's disease patients have a mutation in what is called the ... associates the predisposition for Crohn's disease with both the NOD2 mutation and the presence of ... of these factors to understand how the disease develops. More research is required to ...

Pitt team first to profile genes in acutely ill idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients

... answers." For most patients, the lung-scarring disease progresses gradually and lung function slowly ... To better understand the molecular mechanisms of disease exacerbation or, as Dr. Kaminski puts it, ... profile of the lungs of eight IPF patients whose disease was dramatically worsening when they died with ...

Natural compound stops retinopathy

... and blood vessel formation related to eye disease means scientists can now develop new therapies including eye drops to stop diabetic retinopathy, a disease which affects as many as five million Americans ... retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in American ...

Genetically engineered mice yield clues to 'knocking out' cancer

... process and increase susceptibility to several disease states. In humans, DNA repair genes produce ... levels of lipids in the blood), fatty liver disease and hyperinsulinemia (excess levels of ... Future studies will focus on the role of NEIL1 in disease processes. ...

New test can detect both genetic and chromosomal abnormalities in embryos

... embryo without any prior patient or disease specific test development, which often delays ... and analyse the embryos for virtually any genetic disease and screen for aneuploidy of all 23 pairs of ... less expensive than conventional single disease PGD because fewer embryos will be biopsied, more ...

Gene expression findings a step toward better classification and treatment of juvenile arthritis

... arthritis, while those likely to have milder disease could be spared the stronger treatments that ... is an inflammatory and sometimes disabling joint disease that affects an estimated 294,000 children in the ... from the study with one particular subtype of the disease polyarticular JIA to determine if that form was ...

DuoCort: New chronotherapy for adrenal insufficiency

... Phase I study for the rare and life threatening disease adrenal insufficiency. The release profile of ... to survive. Adrenal insufficiency is a rare disease that affects patients in their active years and, ... for patients with adrenal insufficiency, a rare disease for which DuoCort has orphan drug designations in ...

Scripps Research scientists observe human neurodegenerative disorder in fruit flies

... enable scientists to study the development of the disease in powerful new ways. This work may reveal new information on how the disease develops in humans, and it will provide ... for the three physicians who first identified the disease in 1886, Charcot-Marie-Tooth is one of the most ...

NIH expands Human Microbiome Project; funds sequencing centers and disease projects

... patients and those of patients suffering from a disease promises to change how we diagnose, treat and, ... listed by principal investigator, body site (s), disease focus and approximate funding levels are: ... study will analyze the intestinal microbiome and disease subjects' genetic factors to uncover ...

Study shows Chronix technology using serum DNA can identify early presence of disease

... into the blood stream in trace amounts during the disease process. Chronix Biomedical has developed ... enabling very early detection of an underlying disease state or of a change in response to treatment. ... DNA to identify human cancers, human infectious disease and BSE. For example, a study reported in the ...

UTSA wins San Antonio Area Foundation grant to further chlamydia research

... the United States, according to the Centers for disease Control and Prevention; the disease is most prevalent among teen girls. The ... cases exist than are reported, because the disease generally progresses without exhibiting ...

Omega-3 fatty acids appear to impact AMD progression

... but the benefits appear to depend on the stage of disease and whether certain supplements are taken, report ... eight-year supplement trial, the Age-Related Eye disease Study (AREDS) of the National Eye Institute ... may be important." AMD is a progressive disease that attacks central vision, resulting in a ...

Targeting children effective use of limited supplies of flu vaccine and could help control flu spread

... of the virus. However, if the spread of the disease increases significantly in the autumn, as some ... showed that, as might be expected, the disease is likely to spread fastest in densely-populated ... on household transmissions. In the event of a disease outbreak, other modes of transmission are also ...

Chemical in blood may explain susceptibility to bladder pain

... The results, while preliminary, suggest that the disease is not just a malfunction of the bladder, but ... blood samples indicating the presence or lack of disease based on the samples' molecular profiles. ... chemical processes related to this chronic disease could offer new directions for the pursuit of ...

Major breakthrough in early detection and prevention of AMD

... as a means for both the early detection of the disease and for preventive treatment. The findings were ... diagnostic tool to discover and treat the disease early, before vision is lost." Neovascular (or ... AMD patients, they could further understand AMD disease progression," said Dr. Grace L. Shen, director of ...

Huntington's disease deciphered

... enzyme has on neuron function. Huntington's disease is an adult onset neurodegenerative disease marked by progressive mental and physical ... more than a decade that everyone who develops the disease has mutations in a particular gene, called ...

Tracking down the causes of multiple sclerosis

... intensive research, the factors that trigger the disease and influence its progress remain unclear. ... the emergence of the most common form of the disease in Germany. ( Nature Medicine , May 31, 2009 & ... and doctors: it is the most common inflammatory disease of the central nervous system in our part of the ...

Scientists tackle the mystery of white-nose syndrome in bats

... KNOXVILLE -- The mysterious disease that has killed more than 90 percent of wintering ... raised numerous questions about the nature of the disease and how to control it. Leading experts in the ... of bat physiology, fungal ecology, ecotoxicology, disease and environmental modeling, among others, will ...

Scientists examine perceptions of risk and the spread of disease

... infectious diseases, and how the spread of disease simultaneously changes human behavior, will be ... topic, "Synthesizing and Predicting Infectious disease While Accounting for Endogenous Risk" or SPIDER. ... jointly considering how human behavior influences disease and ...

Scientists unravel the mystery of white-nose syndrome

... KNOXVILLE -- The mysterious disease that has killed more than 90 percent of wintering ... raised numerous questions about the nature of the disease and how to control it. Leading experts in the ... of bat physiology, fungal ecology, ecotoxicology, disease and environmental modeling, among others, will ...

Enzyme involved in inflammatory bowel disease discovered at Penn State College of Medicine

... enzyme that has a key role in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The team, co-led by Judith Bond, Ph.D., ... of inflammation associated with both Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis with low meprin levels. ... and of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease in particular," Bond said. She discovered meprin ...

Scientists examine human behavior and the threat of disease

... infectious diseases, and how the spread of disease simultaneously changes human behavior, will be ... topic, "Synthesizing and Predicting Infectious disease While Accounting for Endogenous Risk" or SPIDER. ... jointly considering how human behavior influences disease and ...

American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- May 27, 2009

... treatment of a deadly complication of liver disease Molecular Pharmaceutics A technique ... a potential new treatment for liver fibrosis the disease that leads to cirrhosis scientists in Tennessee ... put more medication into the bloodstream to treat disease Molecular Pharmaceutics Scientists are ...

Liver disease 'shrunk' by blood-pressure drug

... way of treating people with chronic liver disease other than transplantation. This early stage ... studies initially involving patients with liver disease caused by obesity and then later alcohol, ... the liver myofibroblast. In chronic liver disease a signalling pathway is created that instructs ...
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