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2013-02-12 20:29:59

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have discovered an abnormal protein that accumulates in the brains of many patients affected with two common neurodegenerative disorders – amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, and frontotemporal dementia. They say their findings have uncovered a potentially new therapeutic target and biomarker that would allow clinicians to confirm diagnosis of the diseases. The study is published online today in the journal Neuron. The...

2013-02-09 23:01:26

Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on a new study that explains how a new saliva test is making breakthroughs in Parkinson´s disease. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) February 09, 2013 Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on a new study that explains how a new saliva test is making breakthroughs in Parkinson´s disease. As Bel Marra...

2013-01-21 10:20:27

With a new insight into a model of Parkinson´s disease, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have identified a novel target for mitigating some of the disease´s toll on the brain. Narayan G. Avadhani, Harriet Ellison Woodward Professor of Biochemistry and chair of the Department of Animal Biology at Penn Vet, was the senior author on the research. Other department members contributing to the work included Prachi Bajpai, Michelle C. Sangar,...

Neuron Transformation In The Brain Opens A New Avenue In Neurobiology
2013-01-21 04:44:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A pair of Harvard University stem cell biologists have reportedly demonstrated a technique with which they can transform one type of already differentiated neuron into another. The discovery, reported by the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Ivy League school in a statement released Sunday, demonstrates it is possible that the human brain “is not as immutable as we always thought, because at least during an early window of time...

2013-01-11 13:03:12

Oxidative stress is a primary villain in a host of diseases that range from cancer and heart failure to Alzheimer´s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Parkinson´s disease. Now, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found that blocking the interaction of a critical enzyme may counteract the destruction of neurons associated with these neurodegenerative diseases, suggesting a potential new target for drug development. These...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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