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Brain cells protected by new compounds

...inst Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis....

Research identifies trigger that sets of Huntingtons disease

...ay also be responsible for Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called Lou Gehrigs disease. The research establishes a specific role for p53 in Huntingtons disease, as a nuclear transcription factor that regulates various mitochondrial genes. The research findings thus link the disturban...

Weizmann Institute of Science says Immune Cells Could Help Maintain Brain Function

...ke Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, glaucoma, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) as well as the nerve degeneration after a stroke or trauma. The team demonstrated this in lab mice by starving one set of mice of T-cells and other important immune cells. In these mice, a less number of new cells were formed....

Dividing Nerve Cells Could Trigger Alzheimer's Disease

... Alzheimer's and other diseases, including stroke, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [also known as Lou Gehrig's disease], and HIV dementia," said lead researcher Karl Herrup, Ph.D., of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Neurons affected by Alzheimer's and other degenerative disease start to divide before...

Molecular Basis Of ALS Found

...e molecular basis of the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).// Two separate teams including neurologists and biochemists worked on how the mutated form of superoxide dismutase (SOD1) protein renders people vulnerable to formation of intermolecular aggregates. This mutated protein is as...

Polyunsaturated Fats And Vitamin E Cut MND Risk By 60 Percent

...tracked 132 patients who had potential or definite amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). All patients were asked about their diet before they fell ill. Particular attention was paid to polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E. These results were compared with 220 healthy people after taking age, sex, energy inta...

Polyunsaturated Fat, Vitamin E Lowers Risk Of Motor Neurone Disease

...s compared 132 patients with potential or definite amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) with 220 healthy people with a similar background, including age, sex, energy intake, weight, and smoking habit, for their dietary habits.Participants were surveyed through a questionnaire, detailing their regular intake of a ...

Study Aims At The Immune System In Patients With Lou Gehrig's Disease

...e system in patients with Lou Gehrig's disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Physicians at the Methodist NI's MDA/ALS Clinical Center diagnosed the 48-year-old Victoria, Texas resident in 2005. When she learned of this investigator-initiated research, Shimek knew she had to give it a chance. ‘I ha...

A boon to the paralyzed -Brain Gate Neural Interface System

...tem stroke or muscular dystrophy and patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease). John Donoghue, PhD, a neuroscience professor and director of the Brain Science Program at Brown University and the senior author of the Nature paper, is a co-founder of Cyberkinetics. The Nature rep...

Discovery of Agile Molecular Motors Could Aid in Treating Motor Neuron Diseases

...lf atrophies. A well-known motor neuron disease is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). Using a specially-constructed microscope that allows researchers to observe the action of one macromolecule at a time, the team found that a protein motor is able to move back and fo...

Molecular Therapy Holds Promise in the Treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

...ls which they feel will assist in the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease. ...ess of a protein that causes a hereditable form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis was produced. ALS is a progressive disease that attacks motor neurons that reach...

Clues to the Mystery of Lou Gehrig's Disease

...d protein that causes both Lou Gehrig's disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), as well as a less well-known disease, frontotemporal lobar degeneration. The findings of the study, published in the Oct. 6 issue of Science identify it as TAR DNA-binding protein 43 (TDP-43), that has several functions and...

Stem Cells Could Slacken the Pace of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Disease, Study

...lained the recent improvements in the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is capable of slowing// the onset of paralysis. It is observed that people with the disease die a slow death when the muscles in charge of breathing actually stop working. Despite all the claims, cure for ALS still seem...

Human Stem Cells Delay Start of Lou Gehrig’s Disease in Rat

... themselves succumb to Lou Gehrig’s, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The study is published in this week’s issue of Transplantation. “We were extremely surprised to see that the grafted stem cells were not negatively affected by the degenerating cells around them, as many feared introducing ...

Link Shown Between Military Service And Risk For ALS

...e is growing evidence of a link between developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known //as Lou Gehrig's disease and military service. This is a fatal neurodegenerative disease which is very rare. More research is needed as there have been very few studies on the relationship between the disease and...

First International Gene Screen for Typical ALS Is on Track

...gest-scale search for genes that underlie sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the most common form of t...taneous” illness which, like all ALS, destroys the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that enable movement, including breathing. Packard Center grantee Bryan Tr...

From a Lowly Yeast, Researchers Divine a Clue to Human Disease

...to neurological diseases, including a rare form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, and movement disorders. By exploring how Sen1 works in yeast, Brow provides a powerful tool other researchers can use to better understand the interplay of the protein and gene regulation ...

Fast-Multiplying Lawsuits Can Stymie Medical Science, Authors Warn

...uding Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). They provide suggestions for policy changes to help shield scientists and their research. Recommendations include enhancing privacy protections for patient data obtained in research projects and eliminating financial conflict...

New Method May Treat Brain Injuries

...ve an impact on chronic diseases such as glaucoma, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or HIV dementia. Teichberg: “Our method may work where others have failed, because rather than temporarily blocking the glutamate’s toxic action with drugs inside the brain, it clears the chemical away from the brain into the ...

Gene Hunters at Johns Hopkins Close In On Lou Gehrig's Disease

...h for the genetic roots of the most common form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Johns Hopkins scientists// have newly identified 34 unique variations in the human genetic code among 276 unrelated subjects with ALS. The 34 so-called single nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPs, represent good candidate genes pre...

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