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Gene Variation In Mild Cognitive Impairment Associated With Brain Atrophy
2014-01-14 10:09:03

Radiological Society of North America The presence of a gene variant in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is associated with accelerated rates of brain atrophy, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. The study focused on the gene apolipoprotein E (APOE), the most important genetic factor known in non-familial Alzheimer's disease (AD). APOE has different alleles, or gene variations, said the study's senior author, Jeffrey R. Petrella, M.D.,...

2014-01-14 08:30:37

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced the appointment of Catherine Angell Sohn, Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), to its Board of Directors, bringing the total number of board members to six. Dr. Sohn is the former Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Alliance, GSK Consumer Healthcare, at GlaxoSmithKline, where she spearheaded global commercialization for this $8 billion division and led a series of international...

2014-01-13 16:25:56

Updates on NSI-566 ALS Phase II - cSCI Phase I - Stroke Phase I/II, and NSI-189/MDD ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that President and CEO Richard Garr will present at the sixth annual Biotech Showcase (http://www.ebdgroup.com/bts/index.php) in San Francisco on Tuesday, January 14, 3:30 p.m. PT, in Room Powell (Track D). Garr will present a business overview, including updates on ongoing and planned clinical trials. Garr will...

2014-01-09 08:29:14

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced today that on January 8, 2014, it closed on a $20 million investment from leading institutional and accredited investors in a registered direct placement (the "Offering") of 6,872,859 shares of common stock at a price of $2.91 per share. In addition, the Company issued to the investors in the Offering warrants to purchase common stock equal to one-half of the number of shares purchased by the...

2014-01-08 17:05:18

Gladstone findings challenge conventional wisdom; point to new therapeutic strategies The most devastating aspect of Parkinson's disease may not be its debilitating symptoms, which rob its victims of their ability to control their own movement. It may not be the millions around the world and their families who suffer each day from the disease's harmful effects. Instead, it may in fact be that its root causes remain largely a mystery. But now, scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have...

2014-01-02 12:22:31

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Numotion, the complex wheelchair company committed to serving the lifelong needs of people through individualized health and mobility solutions, has partnered with The ALS Association to offer support and enhance the quality of life for individuals affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131211/MM32178LOGO) ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a progressive...

Concussions Linked To Alzheimers
2013-12-27 14:53:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the past few years, neurologists have been increasingly looking into the impact that repeated concussions have on the long-term health of the brain, and a new study published on Thursday in the journal Neurology has found a lengthy concussion history involving at least a momentary loss of consciousness may lead to the accumulation of Alzheimer's-associated plaques in the brain. "Interestingly, in people with a history of...

2013-12-27 10:35:21

Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have discovered that an antioxidant designed by scientists more than a dozen years ago to fight damage within human cells significantly helps symptoms in mice that have a multiple sclerosis-like disease. The antioxidant — called MitoQ — has shown some promise in fighting neurodegenerative diseases. But this is the first time it has been shown to significantly reverse an MS-like disease in an animal. The discovery could lead to an...

2013-12-20 10:30:27

Study reports substantial unmet needs for patients and caregivers alike Most people with dementia who live at home have multiple unmet health and welfare needs, any number of which could jeopardize their ability to remain home for as long as they desire, new Johns Hopkins research suggests. The researchers say routine assessments of patient and caregiver care needs coupled with simple fixes in the areas of safety — grab bars in the bathroom, carpets safely tacked down to prevent...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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