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Research team identifies new Alzheimer's gene

...thinking problems in older people. The progressive neurological disorder afflicts an estimated 5 million Americans, a number expected to triple by 2050. “We have entered a new era in medical research. Today’s technologies permit us to survey a sufficient number of letters throughout the human genome to provid...

Dual-imaging technique useful before -- and during -- brain surgery

...lity of life for those with brain tumors and other neurological conditions. Leach will present this preliminary research in a special scientific exhibit at the American Society of Neuroradiology’s annual meeting, June 9–13 in Chicago. To combine both functional MRI and diffusion tensor tractography images...

Penn researchers link cell's protein recycling systems

Many age-related neurological diseases are associated with defective proteins accumulating in nerve cells, suggesting that the cell’s normal disposal mechanisms are not operating correctly. Now, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have discovered a mo...

Clot-dissolving agent may be beneficial in treatment of severe frostbite

...raindications to tPA, including concurrent trauma, neurological impairment or recent surgery or hemorrhage.” “Additional studies are warranted to confirm our findings and to determine the best methods of assessing tissue damage and administering thrombolytics [anti-clotting drugs] in terms of timing, duration ...

Gene therapy study shows safety and statistically significant improvement in Parkinson's disease

... have been a leader in developing gene therapy for neurological disease, and we feel that rigorous peer-review and publication of the results from this first-ever trial is an important milestone for this entire field. These promising observations certainly warrant further, more definitive testing of Neurologix’s...

Putting feelings into words produces therapeutic effects in the brain

...those teachings, we have shown there is actually a neurological reason for doing mindfulness meditation. Our findings are consistent with what mindfulness meditation teachers have taught for thousands of years.”...

Experimental gene therapy 'abolishes' arthritis pain and lessens joint damage

...nflammation to the brain, where it plays a role in neurological conditions (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and... provide an entirely new way to treat inflammatory neurological conditions that affect millions."...

Researchers use MRI to predict recovery after spinal cord injury

...dy demonstrates that the possibility and extent of neurological recovery after SCI can be predicted within 48 hour...I but may indeed have the capacity for substantial neurological recovery." According to the National Spinal Cord Association, 250,000 to 400,000 people in the Un...

Brain maps online

...ties underlying Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurological diseases, Mikula said. To make the maps, the researchers started with sections of brain mounted on microscope slides. Those slides were scanned to create image files or "virtual slides," and assembled like tiles into composite images. The maps ha...

Get a whiff of this: Smell test could sniff out serious health problems

...t’s more susceptible to harm because there is less neurological machinery in the brain devoted to processing the sense of smell. “So, that’s the reason it might be acting a little bit like the canary in the mineshaft. Because it’s more fragile, when you have insult to the brain, it may be sensitive to loss earlie...

Researchers develop marker that identifies energy-producing centers in nerve cells

...in cell defects believed to play a role in various neurological diseases. The researchers describe how this marker...protein could be bred with mouse models of various neurological diseases, so we could apply the ability to see mitochondria in neurons to the research of those dise...

MIT model helps researchers 'see' brain development

...r, or biological indicator, for early diagnosis of neurological disorders such as autism. The researchers descr... This tool may also be used to shed light on other neurological diseases such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. ...

UCSD researchers discover variants of natural tumor suppressor

...targets for therapies to treat diabetes, heart and neurological disease. The findings, by Alexandra C. Newton, Ph...s and PHLPP2 could be useful in fighting heart and neurological disease. "We first discovered that PHLPP controls Akt, which is the driver on the pathway to tum...

3 proteins may play important role in nerve-cell repair

...erve cells," says Saeki, an associate professor of neurological surgery and chief of Ohio State's Dardinger Laboratory for Neuro-oncology and Neurosciences. In this study, first author Shigeru Tanaka, a postdoctoral fellow in Saeki's laboratory, and his colleagues used nerve cells obtained from the brain tiss...

Stem cells act through multiple mechanisms to benefit mice with neurodegenerative disease

...Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, ALS, and a host of other neurological diseases. "Dr. Snyder's team has extended the promise of stem cell therapies to children with special-needs, including those with Sandhoff disease." said Fia Richmond, founder of Children's Neurobiological Solutions Foundation and mo...

Robotic exoskeleton replaces muscle work

...ow to move. In people with spinal injuries or some neurological disorders, those electrical signals don't arrive full strength and are uncoordinated. In addition, patients are less able to keep track of exactly where and how their muscles move, which makes re-learning movement difficult. Typically, robotic re...

Research finds music training 'tunes' human auditory system

...rscore the pervasive impact of musical training on neurological development. Yet music classes are often among the first to be cut when school budgets get tight. That's a mistake," says Kraus, Hugh Knowles Professor of Neurobiology and Physiology and professor of communication sciences and disorders. "Our stud...

New recommendations against a major opportunistic infection -- cryptococcosis

...ution of the disease. Finally, the patients having neurological defects and/or abnormal consciousness, or abnormal neuroimaging at the time of diagnosis, have a worsened prognosis for survival. Along with these different factors, the researchers studied the impact of the initial "fungal load" (the quantity of ...

Angelman syndrome deficits rescued in mice

... smiling, but this cheerful demeanor masks serious neurological problems ?mental retardation, movement problems an... Edwin Weeber, Ph.D., and colleagues reversed the neurological deficits in a mouse model of Angelman syndrome by preventing the inhibition of CaMKII, an enzyme hig...

Vasectomy may put men at risk for type of dementia

...e dementia is Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA), a neurological disease in which people have trouble recalling and...use damage resulting in dementia. "There are other neurological models of disease which you can use as a parallel," Weintraub said. Certain malignant tumors produce...

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