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2014-06-24 10:39:41

Washington University in St. Louis Researchers believe they have learned how mutations in the gene that causes Huntington’s disease kill brain cells, a finding that could open new opportunities for treating the fatal disorder. Scientists first linked the gene to the inherited disease more than 20 years ago. Huntington’s disease affects five to seven people out of every 100,000. Symptoms, which typically begin in middle age, include involuntary jerking movements, disrupted...

2014-06-05 23:16:18

New officers focused on uniting the multiple system atrophy community to defeat the rare and terminal, neurodegenerative disorder. Expansion of the Board of Directors will be announced soon as important work continues. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition has elected new officers of its board of directors during their annual general meeting. Incorporated in 1999, The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition is a growing nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization...

2014-06-04 04:21:45

VIENNA, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AFFiRiS announced today the results of a phase II study in Alzheimer patients. AFFiRiS' proprietary compound AD04 is the first drug ever to demonstrate clinical and biomarker effects consistent with disease modification in Alzheimer patients. Upon treatment with AD04, effects consistent with disease modification were achieved for at least 18 months in 47% of treated patients. This beneficial effect was dose dependent and more effective in...

2014-05-30 08:25:39

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) today announced that data related to the prevalence and treatment of pseudobulbar affect (PBA), a distressing neurological condition characterized by uncontrollable laughing or crying, will be presented at the following conferences in June. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130207/LA55901LOGO Joint Congress of European Neurology (EFNS-ENS), May 31 - June 3, 2014, Istanbul -- Burden of...

2014-05-29 23:09:19

Couple Builds upon Success of Last Year’s Event to Raise Awareness of Little-Known Disease at Lakeside Michigan Event Gull Lake, MI (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 After last year’s wildly successful event, Michelle Mackay, wife of retired Kellogg’s CEO David Mackay, and her family will host the second annual festive event to raise awareness and funds for the FSH Society on Saturday, July 5 at their lakeside home in Gull Lake, Michigan. Always an active member of her community, Michelle has...

2014-05-29 12:29:26

MILAN, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Newron Pharmaceuticals S.p.A. ("Newron"), a research and development company focused on novel CNS and pain therapies, and its partner Zambon S.p.A., an international pharmaceutical company strongly committed to the CNS therapeutic area with a long experience in respiratory disease therapies, woman care and primary care, announce that the New Drug Application (NDA) for safinamide was submitted today to the US Food and Drug Administration...

2014-05-28 09:03:17

University of Gothenburg Scientists at the Sahlgrenska Academy have shown that analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid after concussion can be used to determine the magnitude of brain injury and to follow its course. The studies show that recovery from concussion takes much longer time than previously known, and this may be of major significance for athletes of all ages in return to play considerations. Sanna Neselius is a scientist at the Sahlgrenska Academy and member of the medical...

2014-05-27 23:13:00

The Notus Sports Golf Challenge at Birdwood Golf Course on June 19 will raise funds for the Blue Ridge Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Proceeds will be earmarked for fitness programs to help local patients with MS improve their health and ease the progression of the disease. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Notus Sports and Event Management Group recently announced the first tournament in a series of charity golf tournaments it will run: the Notus Sports...

2014-05-23 08:24:08

BOSTON, Mass., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AZTherapies, Inc. a company developing novel treatments for Alzheimer's disease based on technology licensed from Massachusetts General Hospital, announced that it has received notice from FDA that it may proceed with the Phase III clinical study submitted in its IND application. This study is for its lead program, ALZT-OP1, a novel combination therapy for the prevention and treatment of early Alzheimer's disease. ALZT-OP1 is a...

2014-05-20 16:24:13

Focused Rowing Efforts & New Film Support Crucial ALS Research CHONSHOHOKEN, Pa., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the next six months, Philadelphia will play host to another revolution, when the city's rowers come out in force to benefit Project A.L.S. Led by Carol Kleiner, a Philadelphia area native who was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, the newly formed Carol's Crew will raise awareness and significant support for stem cell research, drug screening, and...


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