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2014-08-18 16:27:41

Registry could impact development of treatments and potential cures. PITTSBURGH, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) has announced the creation and launch of the Mitochondrial Disease Community Registry (MDCR). The registry, to be populated by patients, caregivers and family members, is the first of its kind that gathers information about mitochondrial disease to be shared as a tool to impact the development of diagnostic tools,...

2014-08-04 08:57:44

MPG Max Planck researchers show that two products of the gene DJ-1 can increase the survival of neurons Parkinson’s disease affects neurons in the Substantia nigra brain region – their mitochondrial activity ceases and the cells die. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics show that supplying D-lactate or glycolate, two products of the gene DJ-1, can stop and even counteract this process: Adding the substances to cultured HeLa cells and to...

2014-07-31 08:36:01

- NIAGEN(TM) is the first and only commercially available Nicotinamide Riboside - IRVINE, Calif., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ChromaDex Corp. (OTCQB: CDXC), an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary ingredients and science-based solutions to the dietary supplement, food and beverage, animal health, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, announced today it has entered into a material transfer agreement (MTA) with Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, the...

2014-07-16 08:28:32

- ChromaDex's Patented NIAGEN(TM) Is the First and Only Commercially Available Nicotinamide Riboside - IRVINE, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ChromaDex Corp. (OTCQB: CDXC), an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary ingredients and science-based solutions to the dietary supplement, food and beverage, animal health, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, announced today the initiation of the first human clinical study for its patented ingredient...

Fart Your Way To Better Health?
2014-07-13 05:19:57

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A few years back, Kelly Clarkson, the first winner of television's biggest talent show, American Idol, reminded us of the adage “what doesn't kill you makes you stronger,” in her 2011 hit single 'Stronger'. The unfortunate failure in that logic is that sometimes what you come up against will actually kill you. Today, we learn about researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School who have studied a potentially lethal...

2014-07-02 12:20:39

The JAMA Network Journals Use of exome sequencing improved the ability to identify the underlying gene mutations in patients with biochemically defined defects affecting multiple mitochondrial respiratory chain complexes (enzymes that are involved in basic energy production), according to a study in the July 2 issue of JAMA. Defects of the mitochondrial respiratory chain have emerged as the most common cause of childhood and adult neurometabolic disease, with an estimated prevalence of...

2014-06-24 10:39:41

Washington University in St. Louis Researchers believe they have learned how mutations in the gene that causes Huntington’s disease kill brain cells, a finding that could open new opportunities for treating the fatal disorder. Scientists first linked the gene to the inherited disease more than 20 years ago. Huntington’s disease affects five to seven people out of every 100,000. Symptoms, which typically begin in middle age, include involuntary jerking movements, disrupted...

2014-06-18 09:40:02

University of California - San Diego Old drug used for sleeping sickness may point to new treatment in humans In a further test of a novel theory that suggests autism is the consequence of abnormal cell communication, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that an almost century-old drug approved for treating sleeping sickness also restores normal cellular signaling in a mouse model of autism, reversing symptoms of the neurological disorder in...

2014-06-16 12:47:49

Kureczka/Martin Associates Presentation at American Diabetes Association meeting by ClinMet founder Use of anti-oxidants may be ineffective or even contribute to kidney disease and other complications of diabetes, rather than helping to treat such health problems. That conclusion, based on growing unexpected findings that stimulating mitochondrial function and superoxide production results in improved markers of renal, cardiovascular and nerve dysfunction, was presented this week in a...

2014-06-16 08:28:56

-- Presentation at American Diabetes Association Meeting by ClinMet Founder -- SAN DIEGO, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Use of anti-oxidants may be ineffective or even contribute to kidney disease and other complications of diabetes, rather than helping to treat such health problems. That conclusion, based on growing unexpected findings that stimulating mitochondrial function and superoxide production results in improved markers of renal, cardiovascular and nerve dysfunction, was...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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