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2014-03-26 16:18:12

In mice, dietary changes slow down progression of the disease Working with genetically engineered mice, Johns Hopkins neuroscientists report they have identified what they believe is the cause of the vast disintegration of a part of the brain called the corpus striatum in rodents and people with Huntington's disease: loss of the ability to make the amino acid cysteine. They also found that disease progression slowed in mice that were fed a diet rich in cysteine, which is found in foods...

2014-03-24 20:23:30

In the news release, Antioxidant Shows Promise in Supporting Treatment for Lou Gehrig's Disease, issued 24-Mar-2014 over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the source being attributed should be "The Center of Free Radical and Biomedical Research" rather than "MitoQ Limited"; and the headline should read "Antioxidant Shows Promise in Fight Against Lou Gehrig's Disease" rather than "Antioxidant Shows Promise in Supporting Treatment for Lou Gehrig's Disease" as originally issued...

2014-03-24 08:27:10

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at The Center of Free Radical and Biomedical Research at Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la Republica in Uruguay today announced the discovery that the antioxidant MitoQ prolonged the lifespan and health-span of mice suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-like (ALS) disease, and successfully improved functional parameters related to muscular strength and reversed mitochondrial damage in nervous and muscle...

2014-03-18 23:29:58

The MSA Coalition announced in January 2014 the funding of five MSA research grants for a total of $219,000 including the project "Peripheral delivery of brain-targeted neurosin as a novel treatment for MSA". This pre-clinical proof-of-concept study in mice is being led by Eliezer Masliah, M.D. (University of California San Diego). San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition has awarded a $50,000 grant to Dr. Eliezer Masliah of the University of...

2014-03-17 23:24:53

The MSA Coalition® announced in January 2014 the funding of five MSA research grants for a total of $219,000 including the "Global MSA Registry & Study Group.” The project is being led by researchers from Austria and the USA and will facilitate future international MSA trial recruitment and promote sharing of anonymous patient information to identify the natural history of multiple system atrophy (MSA). New York, New York (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 The Multiple System Atrophy...

2014-03-17 08:28:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that the final results from the Phase I safety trial using NSI-566 spinal cord stem cells in the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease) were published in the peer-reviewed journal, "Annals of Neurology" http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ana.24113/full. In "Intraspinal Neural Stem Cell Transplantation in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Phase I Trial...

2014-03-14 16:22:58

BATESVILLE, Ind., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This week Hill-Rom (NYSE: HRC) is featuring the Progressa® bed system, the next generation of intensive care unit (ICU) bed systems, at the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. The Progressa bed system is a therapeutic system designed to treat and prevent complications of immobility. It features a state-of-the-art design that supports treatment goals and was engineered to help address patient...

Anorexia Patients May Find Benefits From Oxytocin
2014-03-14 04:43:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to new research published in Psychoneuroendocrinology, oxytocin could provide a new treatment for anorexia nervosa. Researchers from Britain and South Korea found that oxytocin, or the “love hormone,” alters anorexic patients’ tendencies to fixate on images of high calorie foods, and larger body shape. "Patients with anorexia have a range of social difficulties which often start in their early teenage years, before...

2014-03-12 11:41:32

Two existing definitions of chronic multisymptom illness (CMI) -- one by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and another from a study of Kansas Gulf War veterans -- should be used by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to guide research and treatment of Gulf War veterans, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.  Determining which definition to use in different circumstances should be based on specific needs.  Furthermore, the term "Gulf War illness" should replace...

2014-03-10 16:32:46

BALTIMORE, Md., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the opening of the 14(th) Annual Robert Packard Center for ALS Research Symposium, the Packard Center and The ALS Association are pleased to announce the first scientific grant award from the Winokur Family Research Initiative. The inaugural grant will help to fund a project under the direction on Phil Wong, Ph.D., a Professor of Pathology at Johns Hopkins University and Liam Chen, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of...


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