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2010-08-02 07:49:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Repligen Corporation (Nasdaq: RGEN) today announced that the Company has received three additional grants to support its research program to develop HDAC inhibitors for neurodegenerative diseases. Repligen has received $436,000 in research funding to support the ongoing development of histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors for Friedreich's ataxia. The funding is comprised of $218,000 from the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) and...

2010-07-20 14:00:00

Soldiers who receive traumatic brain injuries during war may be at a higher risk of epilepsy even decades after the brain injury occurred. The new research is published in the July 20, 2010, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Given the better chances of survival in soldiers fighting in conflicts today, our research suggests that all veterans with a traumatic brain injury should be routinely screened for post-traumatic...

2010-06-03 13:31:30

In a major study, investigators have compared how individuals with Parkinson's disease respond to deep brain stimulation (DBS) at two different sites in the brain. Contrary to current belief, patients who received DBS at either site in the brain experienced comparable benefits for the motor symptoms of Parkinson's. The results appear in the June 3, 2010 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. This is the latest report from a study that has followed nearly 300 patients at 13 clinical...

2010-05-07 14:31:00

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) are launching a five-year, $7.5 million natural history study of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne), a degenerative genetically-linked neuromuscular disease. The study aims to validate non-invasive approaches to monitor the progression and treatment of Duchenne, and holds potential to...

2010-04-26 10:18:00

--Modified Cells Disrupt Signal Control, May Permit Seizures-- PHILADELPHIA AND BOSTON, April 26, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Neuroscience researchers have zeroed in on a novel mechanism that helps control the firing of electrical signals among neurons. By isolating the molecular and electrical events that occur when this control is disrupted, the new research sheds light on epileptic seizures and potentially on other prominent diseases involving poorly regulated brain activity. "By better...

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2010-04-18 15:45:00

Scientists have developed a brain implant that essentially melts into place, snugly fitting to the brain's surface. The technology could pave the way for better devices to monitor and control seizures, and to transmit signals from the brain past damaged parts of the spinal cord. "These implants have the potential to maximize the contact between electrodes and brain tissue, while minimizing damage to the brain. They could provide a platform for a range of devices with applications in epilepsy,...

2010-04-09 10:39:00

Results reflect extraordinary efforts of physicians and scientists, and success at obtaining stimulus dollars, in increasingly tough funding climate ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of Michigan Medical School physicians and scientists earned more than $366 million in National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding in federal fiscal year 2009, according to NIH data. In all, the School's faculty brought in more than $435 million in research funding from...

2010-02-18 12:00:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International, an independent nonprofit research and development institute, announced today that a new Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Program has been established within its Center for Health Sciences. This new SRI group of neuroscientists and researchers working at the cutting edge of science brings $6.2 million of funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke...

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2010-02-01 15:25:00

Health care research got a boost on Monday by way of President Barack Obama's proposed budget, with the National Institutes of Health in line for $1 billion earmarked for medical research. The budget plan would also provide more than $25 billion over six months to help boost Medicaid services. $1.4 billion is proposed for food safety concerns and 3 billion dollars for AIDS research and prevention. The proposed budget will also address health and food issues in other countries, and for...

2010-01-27 11:14:58

Only a few anti-spasticity medications used for children with cerebral palsy are backed by sufficient research to justify their use, according to a new review of scientific literature headed by a UT Southwestern Medical Center neurologist and conducted by a national panel of interdisciplinary experts nationwide. The findings prompted the American Academy of Neurology to release a new practice guideline on effective treatments. Dr. Mauricio Delgado-Ayala, professor of neurology at UT...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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