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2010-10-25 09:54:00

DAVIS, Calif. and TOKYO, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Ajinomoto Company have announced a joint research project to explore whether the regular inclusion of dietary sodium glutamate (MSG) used to enhance the taste of foods, has beneficial effects on eating behavior and body weight management. The trial, which will be conducted by ARS' Western Human Nutrition Research Center (WHNRC), will assess in overweight women...

2010-10-21 09:05:10

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Alzheimer's disease is a progressive and fatal brain disease that nearly 5.3 million people are living with today. It causes memory loss and problems with thinking and behavior. Lowering the levels of STtriatal-Enriched tyrosine Phosphatase (STEP), a protein involved in regulating learning and memory, helps tremendously in reversing cognitive deficits in mice with Alzheimer's disease. The study not only showed that it could be effective in helping Alzheimer's patients,...

2010-10-19 12:46:52

Lowering levels of a key protein involved in regulating learning and memory"”STtriatal-Enriched tyrosine Phosphatase (STEP)"”reversed cognitive deficits in mice with Alzheimer's disease, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in the October 18 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "This finding provides a rationale for drug discovery and for developing therapeutic agents that could inhibit STEP proteins and might improve the outlook for Alzheimer's disease...

2010-10-12 18:13:41

A new class of compounds identified by researchers at Emory University School of Medicine could be developed into drugs for the treatment of schizophrenia. The compounds enhance signaling by molecules in the brain called NMDA receptors, which scientists believe are functioning at low levels in people with schizophrenia. Led by Stephen Traynelis, PhD, professor of pharmacology, a team of Emory researchers sifted through thousands of chemicals and found one, called CIQ, which could selectively...

2010-09-08 08:53:33

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Ever wonder why even if you're exposed to bacteria in your food that could cause food poisoning, you don't get sick? Now, one scientist presenting at the Society for General Microbiology's meeting says he's uncovered some clues. According to Professor Colin Hill, bacteria use different "tricks" to help them survive inside the body. One of the biggest problems for food-borne bacteria is acid. Acidic conditions in the stomach and gut kill most microbes found in...

2010-08-18 18:28:57

Sanford-Burnham scientists uncover new clues to the molecular action of memantine, a drug used to treat Alzheimer's disease, that show why side effects are rare Alzheimer's disease destroys brain cells and their connections (called synapses), causing memory loss and other cognitive problems that disrupt work, hobbies and daily life. Symptoms can be alleviated, in part, by the drug memantine (marketed in the United States as Namenda), which is currently FDA-approved to treat moderate-to-severe...

2010-08-11 13:45:44

Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have identified a potential new strategy for treating fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability. The researchers have found that a class of drugs called phosphoinositide-3 (PI3) kinase inhibitors can correct defects in the anatomy of neurons seen in a mouse model of fragile X syndrome. In experiments with cultured neurons from the hippocampus, a brain region involved in learning and memory, the drugs could...

2010-06-15 01:10:39

A molecule implicated in Alzheimer's disease interferes with brain cells by making them unable to "recycle" the surface receptors that respond to incoming signals, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found. The harmful molecule, called APOE4, is present in about one out of every six people, the researchers said. Those with the gene for APOE4 have up to 10 times the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease earlier in life than average. The researchers discovered that APOE4 makes a...

2010-04-19 14:28:44

A new biosensor developed at Purdue University can measure whether neurons are performing correctly when communicating with each other, giving researchers a tool to test the effectiveness of new epilepsy or seizure treatments. Marshall Porterfield, an associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering and biomedical engineering, postdoctoral researcher Eric McLamore, and graduate student Subhashree Mohanty developed the self-referencing glutamate biosensor to measure real-time...

2010-01-21 20:34:05

For the first time, research led by Youming Lu, PhD, MD, Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, has identified a novel mechanism that may trigger brain damage during stroke and identified a therapeutic approach to block it. The work, funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), both of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as the American Heart...