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2013-04-10 11:35:03

ALS drug effects highlights potassium channel role There is no specific drug to treat spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a family of motor neuron diseases that in its most severe form is the leading genetic cause of infant death in the United States and affects one in 6,000 people overall. But a new multispecies study involving a drug that treats amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has pinpointed a mechanism of SMA that drug developers might be able to exploit for a new therapy. The...

2011-05-06 07:33:51

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Worms may help researchers understand more about sleep. A team of neurobiologists at Brown University and elsewhere discovered that "Notch," a signaling pathway found in all animals, is directly involved in sleep in the nematode C. elegans. "We understand sleep as little as we understand consciousness," Anne Hart, associate professor of neuroscience at Brown and the paper's senior author, was quoted as saying. "We're not clear why sleep is required, how animals enter...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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