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2014-07-09 23:03:30

The Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinsonism Caregiver Symposium will be held on July 12. Tiburon, CA (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 Living Well Assisted Living at Home is proud to announce that they will be joining the 2014 Caregiver Events organized by the Stanford PD Caregiver Support Program. Dr. Doris Bersing, president and CEO of Living Well Assisted Living, will present on suggestions for how to improve family dynamics around Parkinson’s individuals through positive communication at the...

2014-07-08 10:03:49

King's College London Scientists have identified a set of 10 proteins in the blood which can predict the onset of Alzheimer's, marking a significant step towards developing a blood test for the disease Scientists have identified a set of 10 proteins in the blood which can predict the onset of Alzheimer's, marking a significant step towards developing a blood test for the disease. The study, led by King's College London and UK proteomics company, Proteome Sciences plc, analysed over...

2014-07-02 12:20:39

The JAMA Network Journals Use of exome sequencing improved the ability to identify the underlying gene mutations in patients with biochemically defined defects affecting multiple mitochondrial respiratory chain complexes (enzymes that are involved in basic energy production), according to a study in the July 2 issue of JAMA. Defects of the mitochondrial respiratory chain have emerged as the most common cause of childhood and adult neurometabolic disease, with an estimated prevalence of...

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2014-07-01 03:45:29

Society for Experimental Biology Scientists at the University of Queensland, Australia, have identified key genes that help burrowing frogs avoid muscle wastage whilst they are dormant. These genetic insights could help prevent muscle atrophy in bedridden human patients, or even astronauts. For most mammals, including humans, when muscles are inactive over a long period, they lose condition and waste away. However, some animals can remain dormant for several months and yet suffer...

2014-06-30 20:22:37

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) today announced that data related to pseudobulbar affect (PBA), a neurological condition characterized by disruptive, uncontrollable episodes of laughing or crying, and NUEDEXTA® (dextromethorphan hydrobromide/quinidine sulfate), the only FDA-approved product for the treatment of PBA, will be presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC), being held at the Bela...

2014-06-29 12:21:03

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In work supported by The ALS Association, researchers have shown that increasing the clearance of misfolded protein from neurons improves their survival. The study was published today in the journal Nature Chemical Biology. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131211/MM32178LOGO ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects motor neurons (nerve...

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...


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