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rna targeting of ALS
2014-08-15 09:21:54

Cell Press By targeting RNA molecules that tangle and clump in the nervous systems of patients with the most common genetic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), researchers have shown they can effectively limit those damaging elements in cells taken from patients. The results reported in the Cell Press journal Neuron on August 14th show that RNA is a viable drug target for the two overlapping and incurable...

2014-08-13 12:29:02

New White Paper also Available on Disease that is a Leading Cause of Young-Onset Dementia RADNOR, Pa., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), a disease process that results in progressive damage to the temporal and/or frontal lobes of the brain, has been formally included in national research priorities to cure Alzheimer's disease and other dementias by 2025, the Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) announced today....

2014-07-30 23:12:28

Pines Education Institute of Southwest Florida announces the release of its 12th dementia caregiving DVD, “Understanding Frontotemporal Dementias,” with nationally renowned dementia expert Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA. (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Pines Education Institute of Southwest Florida announces the release of its 12th dementia caregiving DVD, “Understanding Frontotemporal Dementias (FTD),” with nationally renowned dementia expert Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA. Frontotemporal...

2014-07-16 16:24:01

ABERDEEN, Scotland and SINGAPORE, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TauRx Therapeutics Ltd [http://www.taurx.com ] announced it has achieved its target enrollment of 833 subjects into one of its two ongoing multi-center Phase III clinical trials of LMTX(TM) [http://taurx.com/lmtx-for-ad ], a tau aggregation inhibitor, for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease [AD]. This placebo-controlled clinical trial (Protocol TRx-237-015 [http://taurx.com/015-clinical-study.html ]) has...

2014-07-15 04:22:22

ABERDEEN, Scotland and SINGAPORE, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TauRx Therapeutics Ltd [http://www.taurx.com ] today announced it has achieved its target enrolment of 833 subjects into one of its two ongoing multi-centre Phase III clinical trials of LMTX(TM) [http://taurx.com/lmtx-for-ad ], a tau aggregation inhibitor, for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease [AD]. This placebo-controlled clinical trial (Protocol TRx-237-015 [http://taurx.com/015-clinical-study.html ]) has...

2014-04-23 12:29:20

Unique Resource Now Available for Children of a Parent Diagnosed with FTD PHILADELPHIA, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Isolation, confusion and fear characterize the experience of children in a family where mom or dad has been diagnosed with frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), a rare, young-onset dementia. A new website, www.aftdkidsandteens.org, goes live this month to provide a lifeline for children and teens in affected families....

2014-03-10 23:00:44

Pines Education Institute of Southwest Florida is bringing one of America's leading educators on dementia, Teepa Snow, back to Sarasota for two seminars. Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 Pines Education Institute of Southwest Florida is bringing one of America's leading educators on dementia, Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, back to Sarasota for two seminars. The workshops, "Frontotemporal Dementia" and "Improving Hospital Stays for People with Dementia" will...

2014-01-06 04:21:53

Clinical research centers added to allow more patients to access a tau-based investigational treatment for mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease ABERDEEN, Scotland, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TauRx Therapeutics Ltd, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a novel treatment for Alzheimer's disease, has expanded its international clinical trials by adding new research centers across the U.S. The addition of 35 clinical research centers means that more patients suffering...

Speaking Multiple Languages Delays Dementia
2013-11-08 12:06:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Besides being able to navigate in two or more cultures, people who speak more than one language have a lower risk for developing earlier dementia, according to a new study published in the journal Neurology. In the study, a team of British and Indian scientists tracked nearly 650 dementia patients, taking note of when each patient was diagnosed with the condition. The researchers found that individuals who speak more than one language...

2013-10-30 15:53:44

A new toxic entity associated with genetically inherited forms of dementia and motor neuron disease has been identified by scientists at the UCL Institute of Neurology. The toxin is the result of a genetic mutation that leads to the production of RNA molecules which could be responsible for the diseases. The findings are published in the journal Acta Neuropathologica. Frontotemporal dementia and motor neuron disease are related neurodegenerative diseases that affect approximately 15,000...


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