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2009-07-01 16:00:00

A human growth factor that stimulates blood stem cells to proliferate in the bone marrow reverses memory impairment in mice genetically altered to develop Alzheimer's disease, researchers at the University of South Florida and James A

2009-06-24 16:20:38

A compound in tobacco provokes white blood cells in the central nervous system to attack healthy cells, leading to brain damage, researchers in India said. Study leader Debapriya Ghosh and Dr.

2009-06-23 11:04:40

New research which suggests a direct link between smoking and brain damage will be published in the July issue of the Journal of Neurochemistry. Researchers, led by Debapriya Ghosh and Dr Anirban Basu from the Indian National Brain Research Center (NBRC), have found that a compound in tobacco provokes white blood cells in the central nervous system to attack healthy cells, leading to severe neurological damage.

2009-06-15 12:50:08

The idea that anti-inflammatory drugs might protect people struggling with dementia from Alzheimer's disease has received a blow with the online release of a study of human brain tissue in Acta Neuropathologica.

2009-04-22 06:45:00

BELGRADE, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS) www.htdsmedical.com - HTDS chief scientist Dr.

2009-04-16 15:29:39

In acute ischemic stroke, the blood supply to the brain is restricted. Initially, brain cells die from lack of oxygen.

2009-04-06 08:41:09

A better understanding of how inflammation impacts neurodegenerative conditions like Parkinson’s disease may one day lead to new and better treatments for these conditions.

2009-04-02 13:50:10

A new study in the April 3rd issue of the journal Cell, a Cell Press publication, helps to explain why people who carry mutations in a gene known as Nurr1 develop a rare

2009-04-02 12:31:22

A research team from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla has identified a protein in the brain of mice that protects neurons from excessive inflammation, which can lead to neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease.

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.