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2011-04-18 10:56:00

NEW YORK, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- What: The MG Walk is a new signature fundraising campaign designed to provide hope for the thousands of families forced to face the challenges caused by myasthenia gravis. On Saturday, April 30th, The MG Walk comes to Greenfield Park in West Allis, Milwaukee County in order to raise funds and awareness for the MGFA! This effort will raise funds to help us continue our mission to provide programs to assist those living with MG and fund research, in...

2011-04-08 07:00:00

MINNETONKA, Minn., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Uroplasty, Inc. (NASDAQ:UPI) announced that NHIC Corp., the Medicare carrier for Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, will cover posterior tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) using Uroplasty's Urgent® PC Neuromodulation System for the treatment of overactive bladder and associated symptoms, effective May 22, 2011. This decision adds approximately 1.8 million lives to those already covered...

2011-02-11 19:31:15

Newcastle University scientists have identified a new gene which will allow rapid diagnosis and earlier treatment of a debilitating neuromuscular condition. The gene, GFPT1, is crucial in causing a variation of Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome (CMS) which gained media attention recently with the plight of baby RB, who was at the centre of a "right-to-life" legal dispute. CMS is a rare genetic condition affecting the way signals travel between the brain and muscles which can cause paralysis and...

2011-01-24 15:34:18

Protection against nerve gas attack is a significant component of the defense system of many countries around the world. Nerve gases are used by armies and terrorist organizations, and constitute a threat to both the military and civilian populations, but existing drug solutions against them have limited efficiency. A multidisciplinary team of scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science succeeded in developing an enzyme that breaks down such organophosphorus nerve agents efficiently...

2011-01-12 18:18:03

Millions affected by hearing disorder Targeted nerve stimulation could yield a long-term reversal of tinnitus, a debilitating hearing impairment affecting at least 10 percent of senior citizens and up to 40 percent of military veterans, according to an article posted in the Jan. 12 online edition of Nature. Researchers Dr. Michael Kilgard and Dr. Navzer Engineer from The University of Texas at Dallas and University-affiliated biotechnology firm MicroTransponder report that stimulation of the...

2011-01-11 05:00:00

MADISON, Wis. and TOLEDO, Ohio, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mithridion, Inc., a privately-owned clinical stage drug development company focusing on serious Central Nervous System disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, announces that it has secured commitments of $1.25 million in new funding. Venture Investors (VI - Madison, Wis.), The State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB - Madison, Wis.), and Rocket Venture Fund (Toledo, Ohio) participated in the latest funding. "We plan to...

2010-12-09 07:46:38

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Medical researchers have found a so-called "missing link" that explains the interaction between brain state and the neural triggers responsible for learning. The good news : this may potentially opening up new ways of boosting cognitive function in the face of diseases such as Alzheimer's as well as enhancing memory in healthy people. Acetylcholine is released in the brain during learning and is critical for the acquisition of new memories. Its role is to facilitate the...

2010-12-08 21:55:13

Medical researchers have found a missing link that explains the interaction between brain state and the neural triggers responsible for learning, potentially opening up new ways of boosting cognitive function in the face of diseases such as Alzheimer's as well as enhancing memory in healthy people. Much is known about the neural processes that occur during learning but until now it has not been clear why it occurs during certain brain states but not others. Now researchers from the University...

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2010-11-24 08:11:52

The brain is forever chattering to itself, via electrical impulses sent along its hard-wired neuronal "Ethernet." These e-messages are translated into chemical transmissions, allowing communication across the narrow cleft separating one neuron from another or between neurons and their target cells. Of the many kinds of molecules involved in this lively chemical symposium, acetylcholine is among the most critical, performing a host of functions in the central and peripheral nervous system....

2010-11-09 11:02:00

NESS ZIONA, Israel, November 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroDerm, Ltd. announced today that patient enrollment has begun in a Phase 2a clinical study of ND0801, a new product for the treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) in adults. ND0801, based on a new, proprietary combination with nicotinic actions, is being developed as a dermal patch and will be evaluated for the treatment of cognitive impairment in several disorders including...