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2013-06-10 11:17:57

The group of genetic conditions known as spinocerebellar ataxias currently have no treatment or cure and are always fatal, in the case of affected children at an early age.

Alzheimer's Disease Protection From Compounds In Cinnamon
2013-05-24 05:11:40

Two compounds found in cinnamon could play a role in delaying the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, and could even prevent the neurodegenerative condition, according to new research published online in The Journal of Alzheimer's Disease on Thursday.

2013-05-10 11:57:50

Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have used tiny doses of a leukemia drug to halt accumulation of toxic proteins linked to Parkinson's disease in the brains of mice.

2013-05-10 11:45:18

McGill University researchers have unlocked a new door to developing drugs to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease.

2013-04-30 14:18:23

Scientists have identified a gene that keeps our nerve fibers from clogging up.

2013-04-26 10:24:16

A protein known to be a key player in the development of Parkinson's disease is able to enter and harm cells in the same way that viruses do.

Alzheimer's Disease: Protective Gene Variant Sheds Light On Potential New Treatment
2013-04-26 04:44:04

New research published Thursday in the journal Neuron sheds new light on the molecular causes of Alzheimer’s disease, while also revealing a potential new therapy which could help prevent cognitive decline and brain damage during the early stages of the neurodegenerative disorder.

2013-04-18 21:51:41

Researchers have recently discovered that an expansion of DNA in patients with the common neurodegenerative disorder Fragile X-associated Tremor syndrome causes the production of an abnormal protein that is toxic to neurons.


Word of the Day
chauffeuse
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.
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