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2010-01-12 10:46:00

WATERTOWN, Mass., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research shows that what's good for the heart and cardiovascular system is also good for the brain, according to the Alzheimer's Association. The "Run for the Memory" team has been braving cold temperatures to get in shape for the Boston Marathon(R) on April 19, and team organizers are encouraging others to keep in shape as well. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100112/DC36305LOGO) "There's no question that keeping...

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2010-01-10 15:36:53

Researchers at the Indiana University and Stanford University schools of medicine have determined how a "chemical chaperone" does its job in the body, which could lead to a new class of drugs to help reduce the muscle damage caused by heart attacks. Such drugs would work by restoring the activity of a mutated enzyme, rather than taking the more common approach of blocking the actions of a disease-related protein. The team, led by Thomas Hurley, Ph.D., associate chair and professor of...

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2009-12-14 07:28:25

Scientists have resolved a question about how a popular class of drugs used to treat schizophrenia works using biosensors that reveal previously hidden components of chemical communication in the brain. Although delusions and hallucinations characterize the illness, people with schizophrenia also struggle to sustain attention or recall information in a particular order, difficulties that interfere with their ability to hold a job or function well, said Lee Schroeder, a student in the medical...

2009-11-13 16:07:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Plagued by a growing weakness that left her unable to walk, talk and even take a normal breath, 11-year-old Iraqi Aram Ali was a shell of the bright little girl she used to be. No one could figure out what was wrong. Not the 13 doctors her distraught parents saw in Syria, not the specialists in Britain who had reviewed her chart, not the additional physicians she had seen in Iraq, the war-torn country the family had fled in a desperate effort to find the...

2009-10-02 10:41:57

New study finds that older people hospitalized for bradycardia are more likely to be taking cholinesterase-inhibiting drugs such as donepezil People taking one of several drugs commonly prescribed to treat Alzheimer's disease are more likely to be hospitalized for a potentially serious condition called bradycardia than patients not taking these medications. Researchers from St. Michael's Hospital and Ontario's Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) analyzed data from 1.4 million...

2009-09-10 17:05:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- NexGenix Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. (Privately Held) today announced that Chief Executive Officer Dr. Allan E. Rubenstein will be presenting at two industry conferences during the month of September. The first presentation will take place on September 11th, 2009 at 11:40am as part of the Rodman & Renshaw 11th Annual Healthcare Conference in New York, New York. The second presentation will take place on September 23, 2009 at 4:15pm as part of the...

2009-08-17 16:16:09

 The polyphenols found in red wine are thought to help prevent Alzheimer's disease, and new research from Purdue University and Mount Sinai School of Medicine has shown that some of those compounds in fact reach the brain.Mario Ferruzzi, a Purdue associate professor of food science; Connie Weaver, Purdue's head of foods and nutrition; and Elsa Janle, a Purdue associate professor of foods and nutrition, found that the amount of polyphenols from grapeseed extract that can reach a rat's...

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2009-08-05 10:40:00

A study released on Wednesday warned that one of the world's most common insect repellents acts on the central nervous system in the same way as some insecticides and nerve gases, AFP reported. Researchers say moderate use of the chemical compound deet is most likely safe, but experiments on insects, as well as on enzymes extracted from mice and human neurons, showed for the first time that it can interfere with the proper functioning of the nervous system. Many experts are urgently calling...

2009-08-04 13:45:00

OSCEOLA, Wis., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroScience, Inc. has launched a new product -- Avipaxin -- aimed at decreasing elevated levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Avipaxin supports acetylcholine levels by providing substrates for its production and by inhibiting its metabolizing enzyme, acetylcholinesterase. Initial studies at NeuroScience, Inc. revealed a significant decrease in pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines after Avipaxin use. These studies also revealed a decrease in the...

2009-07-16 14:34:15

Barrow Neurological Institute researchers have identified a novel receptor in the brain that is extremely sensitive to beta-amyloid peptide (AB) and may play a key role in early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Published in the Journal of Neuroscience, the research lead by Jie Wu, MD, PhD, has identified a new candidate for therapeutic intervention in Alzheimer's. The novel receptor was found in the basal forebrain, an area of the brain that plays a critical role in memory and learning and is...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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