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2014-05-12 12:30:47

$100,000 prize and access to additional expertise awarded to support "big data" genetic analysis to provide new clues to the higher incidence of ALS in veterans BRIDGEWATER, N.J., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi US announced the winner of its second Innovation Challenge: Collaborate Innovate. The winner, Veterans Advancing ALS/MND, is a partnership that comprises Innovative Solutions Consortium and Johns Hopkins University. In the spirit of collaboration, Sanofi's Partners in Patient...

2012-03-27 09:03:06

A breakthrough using cutting-edge stem cell research could speed up the discovery of new treatments for motor neurone disease A breakthrough using cutting-edge stem cell research could speed up the discovery of new treatments for motor neurone disease (MND). The international research team has created motor neurones using skin cells from a patient with an inherited form of MND. The study discovered that abnormalities of a protein called TDP-43, implicated in more than 90 per cent of...

2010-11-04 18:12:08

A study funded by the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association, in collaboration with the Medical Research Council  (MRC), has identified a common signature of nerve damage in the brains of MND patients. The study's exciting findings were published today (2 November 2010) in the prestigious journal Neurology. These are the first results to be published from the ongoing Oxford Study for Biomarkers in MND/ALS (BioMOx). First steps to developing a test for MND MND research is being held back...

2010-04-06 07:00:59

Genetic mutation associated with motor neurone disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Researchers have discovered a fifth genetic mutation associated with typical motor neurone disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, that has a similar pathological effect to certain genetic mutations revealed in earlier studies. Ultimately, the researchers hope that understanding what is causing motor neurone disease (MND) will lead to new avenues for treatment. MND is a progressive neurodegenerative...

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2008-11-18 14:58:38

Scientists say the identification of a specific molecule could be key to understanding the cause of motor neuron disease (MND) and other neurodegenerative disorders. The study of the molecule, Wnt3, raises the hope of new treatments being developed. The London-based researchers said the molecule plays a key role in establishing connections between nerve cells and the muscles they control and that these connections become progressively weaker in MND patients. Without properly-formed...

2008-02-29 16:35:00

British researchers reported a key breakthrough in efforts to better understand the fatal condition Motor Neuron Disease. The research team said that a mutated gene is actually behind a form of the disease, and provides a tool to better comprehend the illness. Experts say the discovery is the most significant development since the gene was first discovered 15 years ago. Motor Neuron Disease (MND) is a progressive wasting of the muscles, although the mind typically remains...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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