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Reversing Brain Damage In Parkinson's Disease With Cinnamon
2014-07-10 14:41:06

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new study from Rush University Medical Center has found that cinnamon can reverse brain damage in mice caused by Parkinson’s disease. This common food spice effectively treats biomechanical, cellular and anatomical changes in the brain. “Cinnamon has been used widely as a spice throughout the world for centuries,” said Kalipada Pahan, PhD, study lead researcher and the Floyd A. Davis professor of neurology at Rush....

2013-11-18 20:40:35

A study out today in the journal Nature Medicine suggests a potential new treatment for the seizures that often plague children with genetic metabolic disorders and individuals undergoing liver failure. The discovery hinges on a new understanding of the complex molecular chain reaction that occurs when the brain is exposed to too much ammonia. The study shows that elevated levels of ammonia in the blood overwhelm the brain’s defenses, ultimately causing nerve cells to become overexcited....

2011-05-17 13:32:00

WEINHEIM, Germany, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International biotechnology firm Cytonet, which is investigating a liver cell infusion of donated human liver cells for the treatment of urea cycle disorders (UCD) in young children, announced it has been granted orphan drug designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). "This designation recognizes our work to advance the landscape of UCD treatment for young children and offer a much-needed new option for a very serious...

2011-04-26 00:00:27

Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago is one of only 12 sites across the United States enrolling patients in a national clinical research trial which, for the first time is the United States, is using an investigational liver cell infusion to treat urea cycle disorders (UCDs) in children. UCDs are congenital and often life-threatening disorders of ammonia metabolism in the liver. Neurotoxic ammonia accumulates in the body, which may lead "“ depending on the severity of the disease...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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