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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...ther, these tangles and plaques disrupt the normal functioning of the nerve cells, destroying the pathways along ...he system will just start again, with neurons back functioning normally.” Dr. Lewis says the studies suggest that toxicity to neurons caused by tau begins before ...

Structure of TB Enzyme Points the Way to New Drugs: Study

... are. The protein apparently interferes with the functioning of the cells called macrophages that typically engulf and digest pathogens. Instead of absorbing and destroying the TB bacteria, the macrophages become host cells where the germ hides out. In the same paper, the investigators said they had also ide...

Cognitive Test Takers and Score Variation

...iate between diagnoses, detect changes in level of functioning or to give a diagnosis in the first place. Where scores fall relative to standardized cutoffs affects treatment, insurance, education plans and more. Yet the apparent fuzziness of one-time assessments could make it hard to tell whether someone is ...

New Blood Vessels can Be Created from Bone Marrow Stem Cells: Study

...ir strength and elasticity and are critical to the functioning of artificial blood vessels. "These are the first tissue-engineered vessels to demonstrate the ability to make elastin in vivo," said Dr. Andreadis. He also said that the smooth muscle cells isolated from the bone marrow were mesenchymal cells, the...

Researchers Say Brain Region Responsible for Pain's Ability to Seek Attention

...dentify the brain region by which pain affects the functioning of the LOC. The study theorized that the best candidate for this region was one called the rostral anterior cingulate cortex (rACC) known to be involved in the brain's processing of pain and plays an important role in 'executive" functions such as...

Medical Science Strides-No Guarantee For Pre-Mature Babies

...eir peers, especially skinny, but most of them are functioning in regular classrooms, and the families are glad to have them," says University of Iowa pediatrician Edward Bell. He created a registry of the "tiniest babies after the parents of his smallest patient asked whether he knew of any others that size. ...

Understanding the Mechanism Underlying Embryo Development

...he design of mathematical models that simulate the functioning of biological systems. Specifically, a study of wing formation in Drosophila, led by the researchers Marco Milan, from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), and Javier Buceta, from the Centre for Research in Theoretical Chemist...

Bak Protein Sets Stressed Cells on Suicide Path

...ll into the cell all have roles in keeping a cell functioning until a stressor kicks in. "They probably are both kept in check normally in the cell by other proteins, and when something happens that overwhelms the cell, it activates Bak and Bax to start cell death," says Mr. Brooks. "Some of the same pr...

Research Reveals Anatomy of Suppressed Memories: Study

...clinical population and figure out why they aren't functioning properly."...

Female Heart Attack Victims Show Signs of Lasting Depression

...han their male counterparts in physical and social functioning after one year (52.97 compared to 74.82, and 77.9 to 67.42 respectively). We confirmed that depression definitely played a role in the quality of life of recovering patients, confirming earlier studies weve done, said Colleen Norris, lead author and...

Research into Suppressed Memories Could Help Treatment for Depression

...clinical population and figure out why they aren't functioning properly."...

Women With Heart Disease Suffers from Depression

...han their male counterparts in physical and social functioning after one year (52.97 compared to 74.82, and 77.9 to 67.42 respectively). We confirmed that depression definitely played a role in the quality of life of recovering patients, confirming earlier studies weve done, said Colleen Norris, lead author an...

Genetic Variation may Increase Premenstrual Depression Risk

...s must be severe enough to interfere with everyday functioning - to disrupt relationships, result in social withdrawal, even prompt thoughts of suicide. "We are talking about women who meet very stringent diagnostic criteria for PMDD. This is not the garden variety PMS, she said. The results of the study wi...

Indian Government Asks the Supreme Court to Keep Off Environmental Issues

...ntal issues. Seeking the vacation of stay on the functioning of the Forest Advisory Committee (FAC), constitute...g orders and directions with a view to monitor the functioning of the executive.They have led to fundamental changes in the pattern of forest governance and decisi...

Social Dealings at Three can Predict Future Academic Performance

...asures of cognition, language and social-emotional functioning than their peers at age three. In addition, they were less likely to be in the 'at risk' category of cognitive and language functioning. Parents of EHS children were more supportive of their children's emotional, cognitive and language development ...

FDA Approves INTUNIV (guanfacine) for the Treatment of ADHD

...a of the brain that is thought to manage executive functioning tasks. Shire is looking forward to further strengthening our broad portfolio of ADHD medications by adding a nonstimulant treatment option with a novel mechanism of action and demonstrated clinical efficacy, which may be ideal for those patients who ...

Urate Reduces the Risk of Parkinsons Disease

...pamine, a neurotransmitter essential to the normal functioning of the central nervous system. "This is the strongest evidence to date that urate may protect against Parkinson's disease," said lead author Marc Weisskopf, Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology at HSPH. The researche...

High Urate Levels in Blood Linked to Reduced Parkinson's Risk

...pamine, a neurotransmitter essential to the normal functioning of the central nervous system. Marc Weisskop said that the results of the study provided the 'strongest evidence to date' that urate, a normal component of blood might also have beneficial effects in its capacity as a potent antioxidant. High leve...

Doctors Remove Tumour from Heart in a Rare Surgery

...nstructed heart is responding to the treatment and functioning well," said Manohar....

SARS Patients Experience Mental Health Decline

...a physician. General health, vitality and social functioning remained below the normal range one year after discharge from the hospital. Many patients returned to work part-time, increasing their workload over the first two months while 23 patients returned to work full-time with no need for a modified schedul...

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