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2014-03-25 08:31:05

--Funds Will Advance Novel Approach for Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Diseases of Protein Aggregation-- CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroPhage Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the completion of a $17 million Series D financing from existing and new investors to advance the Company's lead candidate, NPT088, and potential next-generation compounds toward clinical trials. NPT088 has the potential to treat a wide range of neurodegenerative diseases,...

2014-03-18 23:29:58

The MSA Coalition announced in January 2014 the funding of five MSA research grants for a total of $219,000 including the project "Peripheral delivery of brain-targeted neurosin as a novel treatment for MSA". This pre-clinical proof-of-concept study in mice is being led by Eliezer Masliah, M.D. (University of California San Diego). San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition has awarded a $50,000 grant to Dr. Eliezer Masliah of the University of...

2014-03-14 23:24:40

The MSA Coalition announced in January 2014 the funding of five MSA research grants for a total of $219,000 including the project "Stem cell-based Therapeutics Platform for MSA." The project is being led by Vikram Khurana, M.D, Ph.D. (Massachusetts General Hospital) and could lead to genomics and small molecule discovery platform for multiple system atrophy (MSA). Boston, Massachusetts (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition has awarded a $50,000 grant to...

2014-03-06 23:29:35

Phoenix Research Labs, Inc., Neuropore Therapies, and UC San Diego today announced breakthrough study results from an industry-academia collaborative effort demonstrating the utility and relevance of Phoenix’s retinal imaging technology as a non-invasive and effective method to evaluate and track the progression of neurodegenerative changes in animal models of Parkinson’s disease. Pleasanton, CA (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Phoenix Research Labs, Inc., Neuropore Therapies, and UC San Diego...

2014-03-05 10:35:00

Stem cells from patients offer model and drug-discovery platform for early-onset form of disease Harvard stem cell scientists have successfully converted skins cells from patients with early-onset Alzheimer's into the types of neurons that are affected by the disease, making it possible for the first time to study this leading form of dementia in living human cells. This may also make it possible to develop therapies far more quickly and accurately than before. The research, led by...

2014-03-04 23:00:18

New research shows that ultra-high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides detailed views of a brain area implicated in Parkinson’s disease, possibly leading to earlier detection of a condition that affects millions worldwide. The results of this research are published online, March 5, in the journal Radiology. OAK BROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 New research shows that ultra-high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides detailed views of a brain area implicated in...

2014-02-25 08:33:01

NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI), a large-scale biomarker study sponsored by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF), is expanding to study individuals with genetic mutations associated with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers hope that greater understanding of the biology and clinical features of these participants -- people with or at risk to develop Parkinson's -- will lead to...

2014-02-20 14:57:31

At 58th Biophysical Society Meeting, researchers from Stanford University try to tease out why a lengthened protein leads to Huntington's disease Proteins are the workhorses of the cell, and their correctly folded three-dimensional structures are critical to cellular functions. Misfolded structures often fail to properly perform these vital jobs, leading to cellular stress and devastating neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's disease. In...

Gordon Supercomputer Helps Guide New Drug Designs
2014-02-19 12:45:35

University of California, San Diego Single amyloid-beta monomers can pair up to form a variety of dimers that can aggregate into larger peptide rings that reside on cell membranes such as those pictured. This process has been implicated in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. This visualization shows the possible rings which have the most favorable energies of interactions with the membrane. The residues are colored white to represent apolar or hydrophobic areas, green for the polar...

Canadian Study Discovers How Lou Gehrig's Disease Spreads
2014-02-19 08:57:05

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new study from the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute has discovered how amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, spreads. This fatal neurodegenerative disease is transmitted from one cell to another, which provides hope that the disease can be blocked. ALS damages nerve cells located in the brain and the spinal cord. This causes the motor neurons...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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