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Urate Reduces the Risk of Parkinsons Disease

...e. "It is still uncertain whether urate exerts a neuroprotective effect, but approaches to elevating urate levels are nonetheless worth considering as a potential neuroprotective strategy," said Ascherio, who is now collaborating with Schwarzschild and others in the design of a ...

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

...e. "It is still uncertain whether urate exerts a neuroprotective effect, but approaches to elevating urate levels are nonetheless worth considering as a potential neuroprotective strategy," said Ascherio. "But elevating blood urate increases the risk of kidney stones and may ha...

Avicena to Advance Huntington's Disease Clinical Program into Phase III

...of Boston University, HD-02 have shown significant neuroprotective effects such as improved motor movement and increased survival rate. Avicena intends to collaborate with Dr. Hersch and the Huntington Study Group to initiate a Phase III trial in early 2008 following completion of a chronic toxicology study that is...

Coenzyme Q10 Does Not Improve Parkinsons Disease Symptoms

...unctions, CoQ10 has attracted attention concerning neuroprotective actions in neurodegenerative disorders linked to mitochondrial defects or oxidative [oxygen-related] stress, such as Huntingtons disease and Parkinsons disease, the authors write. Previous studies indicate that high doses of CoQ10 (1,200 milligrams) ...

Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $710,000 to Understanding of Parkinson's Disease Subtypes

...termining predictive factors for reaching a common neuroprotective clinical trial endpoint -- time to disability requiring dopamine replacement therapy. She will use PRECEPT data to validate an earlier study she conducted in the DATATOP population. This previous study examined factors including smoking, disease dura...

Stay Young by Practicing Zen Meditation

...t that the regular practice of meditation may have neuroprotective effects and reduce the cognitive decline associated with normal aging....

Researchers Developing New Therapy to Re-activate Silenced Genes

... cases produce cellular proteins that are actually neuroprotective -- they are able to block cell death. "For the first time, we show which one of the 11 histone deacetylase enzymes might be the best target to achieve cellular neuroprotection," said the study's lead investigator, Alan Kozikowski, professor of medi...

Could Estriol Be Used as a Therapy for Treating MS?

...flammatory prong to reduce the attacks, but also a neuroprotective prong to make the brain suffer less damage in case of an attack,” said Voskuhl. In all, seven institutions from around the nation will be involved in the two-year study. The investigators plan to recruit 150 women who have not previously been treat...

Neuroprotective properties of a protein in Jellyfish

...y of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has found a compound with neuroprotective properties //in a protein present in jellyfish. This could provide an effective treatment for neurodegenerative disorders. "Testing of aequorin has yielded promising results, " said Mark Y. Underwood of Quincy Bioscience located in Madison. Researc...

Eating Strawberries may boost memory

...oxidant activities found in many plants, for their neuroprotective abilities in tissue culture models of neurodegenerative disease. Maher found that some of those compounds, including fisetin, induced differentiation or maturation of neural cells. Maher explains, "That suggested to us that these compounds might be...

High Testosterone Destroys Nerve Cells

...y are brought about. Neurodegenerative effects and neuroprotective role of androgens have now been noted. The studies conducted have revealed that excessive doses of testosterone can automatically commence cell death in culture of nerve cells. Apoptosis or cell death is vital in various life processes, which is in...

Alzheimer's Drug can be Used to Treat Nerve Agent and Pesticide Poisoning

...sphorus pesticides. "We wanted to test a drug with neuroprotective properties that is widely available and safe and could be as effective taken before as it would be taken after an exposure," says Dr. Albuquerque. "Galantamine fit that description." In the study, those animals treated with galantamine and later e...

Studies Advocate Natural Form Of Vitamin E

...er natural form of vitamin E surfacing as a potent neuroprotective agent in repeated Ohio State University Medical Center studies is tocotrienol, or TCT. This form, while not abundant in the American diet, occurs naturally in palm oil; this vegetable oil is increasingly used in prepared foods because it has no tra...

Need For Early Recognition Of Stroke In Children

... effective treatment. The first treatment involves neuroprotective measures, which include maintaining adequate blood pressure, and supplying fluids and appropriate medication. Later, the patient may need aggressive physical rehabilitation, 'concluded Dr. Ichord. More research is clearly indicated to analyze the p...

Help at hand for RRMS patients

...cept that, centrally, COPAXONE? may be acting as a neuroprotective agent,” said Omar Khan, M.D., associate professor of neurology and director of experimental therapeutics/clinical research, Multiple Sclerosis Center, Wayne State University. “This data is of critical significance because axonal transection is a well...

Compound In Grapes And Red Wine To Counter Alzheimer's Disease

...s enriched in antioxidant compounds with potential neuroprotective activities. Resveratrol is an antioxidant, a group of plant-based chemicals being widely studied for their health benefits. It is a natural polyphenol occurring in abundance in several plants, including grapes, berries and peanuts, and is found in hi...

Effective therapy for Huntington's disease

...proved for the treatment of liver disease. But the neuroprotective aspect of bile acids is a surprising application....

Tamoxifen does not adversely affect the brain

... oestrogen, which has been linked with potentially neuroprotective action //against cognitive decline. The researche...ncluded that both tamoxifen and oestrogen may have neuroprotective effects, and may modulate the effect on the brain. They added that further research is needed to det...

New swift therapy limits stroke damage

...t the damage to the brain. Magnesium sulphate is a neuroprotective drug in that it dilates// the blood vessels that serve the brain and prevents a damaging build-up of calcium in brain cells. According to researchers at University of Texas, they have shown for the first time that this drug can be used in the field...

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