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Building Better Muscles With Green Tomatoes
2014-04-10 05:50:19

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Muscle atrophy, or wasting, is a problem caused by aging and a variety of illnesses and injuries. The surprising answer to this according to a new study from the University of Iowa might be green tomatoes. The research team, led by Christopher Adams, M.D., Ph.D., UI associate professor of internal medicine and molecular physiology and biophysics, used a screening method that previously helped them identify a compound in apple peel as...

2014-04-08 12:59:57

Penn medical ethicist: Presymptomatic diagnosis will alter life with a 'brain at risk' How will we, as individuals, and a society, live with brains at risk for Alzheimer's disease dementia? As part of Health Affairs' April issue, a theme issue focusing on Alzheimer's, a neurodegenerative disease ethicist and clinician with the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania offers keen observations to help navigate ethically-charged points on the course of the disease...

2014-04-08 08:32:16

DUBLIN, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2pf8dt/neuroprotection) has announced the addition of a new report "Neuroprotection - Drugs, Markets and Companies" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2pf8dt/neuroprotection ] to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) This report describes the role of neuroprotection in acute disorders such as stroke and injuries...

2014-04-07 10:57:39

A new way to artificially control muscles using light, with the potential to restore function to muscles paralyzed by conditions such as motor neuron disease and spinal cord injury, has been developed by scientists at UCL and King’s College London. The technique involves transplanting specially-designed motor neurons created from stem cells into injured nerve branches. These motor neurons are designed to react to pulses of blue light, allowing scientists to fine-tune muscle control by...

2014-04-07 08:32:26

Will Also Present Update on Ongoing Phase II Trial ROCKVILLE, Md., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that Eva Feldman, PhD, MD, principal investigator of Neuralstem's NSI-566 stem cell trial in ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease) will present Phase I data at the Keystone Symposia, "Engineering Cell Fate and Function," in Olympic Valley, California, on April 9(th...

2014-04-04 12:27:33

By studying nerve cells that originated in patients with a severe neurological disease, a University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher has pinpointed an error in protein formation that could be the root of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Also called Lou Gehrig's disease, ALS causes paralysis and death. According to the ALS Association, as many as 30,000 Americans are living with ALS. After a genetic mutation was discovered in a small group of ALS patients, scientists transferred that gene...

2014-04-03 11:08:53

Muscle weakness associated with physical impairments 2 years later Patients have substantial physical impairments even two years after being discharged from the hospital after a stay in an intensive care unit (ICU), new Johns Hopkins research suggests. The scientists found that for every day of bed rest in the ICU, muscle strength was between 3 and 11 percent lower over the following months and years. "Even a single day of bed rest in the ICU has a lasting impact on weakness, which...

2014-04-01 16:25:56

EHE International Donates Window Display to Augie's Quest to Raise Awareness of ALS and Promote Participation in Funding Research for Treatments and a Cure CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During the month of April, Zumba® Fitness' campaign benefiting Augie's Quest, "Together We Dance(TM) to Cure ALS," will be featured in a window display in Rockefeller Center. Augie's Quest is a fundraising initiative that supports the nonprofit, ALS Therapy Development Institute...

2014-03-31 12:29:17

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In work supported by The ALS Association, researchers have discovered a new ALS-causing gene and have linked its function to that of another prominent disease gene. The study was published in the journal Nature Neuroscience. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131211/MM32178LOGO ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects neurons (nerve...

2014-03-28 11:31:26

Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine have demonstrated for the first time that veterans of the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War who suffer from "Gulf War illness" have impaired function of mitochondria – the energy powerhouses of cells. The findings, published in the March 27, 2014 issue of PLOS ONE, could help lead to new treatments benefitting affected individuals – and to new ways of protecting servicepersons (and civilians) from similar problems in the future, said principal...


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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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