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Latest Neurodegeneration Stories

Potential Link Between Fungus And Parkinson’s Disease Discovered
2013-11-12 07:11:49

An organic compound that is often emitted by fungi has been found to cause symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in fruit flies, and could be linked to the neurodegenerative condition in humans, according to a new study.

2013-10-30 15:53:44

A new toxic entity associated with genetically inherited forms of dementia and motor neuron disease has been identified by scientists at the UCL Institute of Neurology.

Researchers Discover And Treat Toxic Effects Of ALS Mutation Using Neurons Made From Patients' Skin Cells
2013-10-16 16:30:46

Researchers have discovered how the most common genetic abnormality in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) kills neurons and have successfully developed a therapeutic strategy to block this neurodegeneration in neurons made from the skin cells of ALS patients.

2013-10-08 13:25:02

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital-The Neuro, McGill University, have made important discoveries about a cellular process that occurs during normal brain development and may play an important role in neurodegenerative diseases.

Alzheimer's Development And Progression Seen Through New Imaging Agents
2013-09-20 04:27:08

Researchers have created a new class of imaging agents that could allow them to view the biological processes that occur in the brain during the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

2013-09-18 15:34:59

University of Adelaide researchers have identified a likely molecular pathway that causes a group of untreatable neurodegenerative diseases, including Huntington's disease and Lou Gehrig's disease.

2013-09-09 07:54:31

Researchers have taken detailed images and measurements of the morphing structure of a brain protein thought to play a role in Parkinson's disease, information that could aid the development of medications to treat the condition.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.