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Evidence Links Protein Damage to Neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's

... the brain lesions characteristic in patients with neurodegenerative diseases. Oxidative damage, normally occurs when ...ldings. This damage has been implicated in causing neurodegenerative disorders. Alpha-synuclein itself is a target of oxidative stress, specifically nitration, within th...

Drug abuse leads to long standing changes in the brain

...ndicator of brain damage and an early indicator of neurodegenerative disease. To their surprise, the researchers saw a marked overall increase in glucose metabolism in the brains of methamphetamine abusers, suggesting an inflammatory reaction. This effect was most marked in the parietal cortex region, which is invol...

Over-The-Counter Drugs May Prevent Alzheimer's

...y reduce levels of a harmful protein linked to the neurodegenerative disease. The study developed from research suggesting that people taking certain NSAIDs regularly were less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease. // The study suggests that three types of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) markedly red...

Antioxidants used for longevity

...ell damage, of the kind that may set the scene for neurodegenerative disease. The SOD-deficient mice do indeed develop brain disease and live for only a week. But when they are treated with synthetic antioxidant molecules which take the place of SOD, their lifespan is trebled and they stay healthy. This research has ...

Stem cell research

...the production of replacement tissues for treating neurodegenerative conditions like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Researchers worldwide have been in heavy competition over the past few years to capture the potential of embryonic stem cells - a kind of 'template' cell - by directing their differentiation into ...

Vitamin E useful for Alzheimer's

...hows it may be responsible for certain progressive neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's and Lou Gehrig's ...n E supplements can prevent and even reverse early neurodegenerative changes that would ultimately lead to Alzheimer's disease....

Effective therapy for Huntington's disease

...sibility of a cure for not just HD, but also other neurodegenerative disorders, like Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease. A related compound, known as ursodeoxycholic acid is already approved for the treatment of liver disease. But the neuroprotective aspect of bile acids is a surprising application....

Tremors connected to Body Mass Index

... of unknown origins, but doctors believe it may be neurodegenerative in nature. The condition causes increasingly sever...longer feed themselves independently. Since other neurodegenerative disorders, such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's, are associated with weight loss, these resea...

Brain cells protected by new compounds

... death of brain cells and could treat an extent of neurodegenerative diseases. The protein p53 plays// an important role in getting damaged cells to kill themselves. Its known to be important in cancer - where defective p53 genes allow cancer cells to grow, instead of dying off. Now researchers at the National Institu...

Bone Marrow Cells Could Yield A New Lease of Life

...e cells, with the potential application to various neurodegenerative diseases and traumatic central nervous system damge ....

Consumption Of Fish Could Reduce The Risk Of Dementia

...to reduce not only cardiovascular disease but also neurodegenerative disorders remains to be determined. However, this study finds there could be an association between dietary intake and the development of dementia....

Acrolein may be the key to halting spinal cord damage

...uld revolututionise treatments for a host of other neurodegenerative conditions. A research team led by Riyi Shi (REE-... concentration of acrolein also has been linked to neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and Alzheimer's diseases – all of which progress slowly...

Re –growing Brain cells destroyed by Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disease of the substantia nigra ,an area in the basal ganglia. The disease was // first discovered and its symptoms documented in 1817 by the British physician Dr. James Parkinson and the associated biochemical changes in the brain of patients were i...

Gene-Nanoparticle Gene Transfer Is Better Than Viral Vector Transfer System

...s as effective replacements for those destroyed by neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson's. "Until now, no non-viral technique has proven to be as effective as the viral vectors in vivo," said co-author Paras N. Prasad, Ph.D., executive director of the UB Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics, SUN...

Slowing Down The Progression Of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative and ultimately fatal disease// that slowly destroys the brain. At an advanced stage, Alzheimer's disease sufferers lose the ability to take care of themselves and require help in every aspect of their everyday living. Based on findings of a recent s...

Learning process to be regulated by altering brain protein

...insight into the mysterious mechanisms that causes neurodegenerative disease. ...

Walnuts a source of the Anti –oxidant Hormone Melatoni

...the incidence of cancer, delay or make less severe neurodegenerative diseases of aging, including Parkinsonism, Alzheimer's disease and reduce the severity of cardiovascular disease....

Novartis MS Drug Shows Promising Results

...Sclerosis MS is the most common inflammatory and neurodegenerative disorder of the central nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. MS typically presents itself in relapsing forms. The relapsing-remitting (RRMS) course is the most common form of the disease. Patients suffer acute self-limit...

PET Scanning can help in early detection of Alzheimer’s diseas

Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible neurodegenerative disorder with no known cause or cure, first diagnosed in 1901. From, what was known at that time, we have come a long way in understanding the disease process. // The disease is characterized by symptoms of memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, ...

Exercise keeps ‘Alzheimer’s Awa’

...ere may be a molecular link between ageing and the neurodegenerative disease. Ignacio Torres-Aleman said that the research had supported the idea that an active lifestyle helps to keep Alzheimer's at bay. "Our experiments support the idea that exercise is a good approach to all types of problems in the brain and t...

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