Latest Neurodegenerative disease Stories
Approximately 50,000 Americans suffer from multiple system atrophy (MSA) a rare condition that attacks the autonomic nervous system. To raise awareness and donations for the MSA Support Group a dance fundraising event will be held on May 21, 2012 in Paducah, Ky.
By asking a group of older adults to analyze videos of other people conversing -- some talking truthfully, some insincerely -- a group of scientists at the University of California, San Francisco has determined which areas of the brain govern a person's ability to detect sarcasm and lies.
For years, researchers in genome stability have observed that several neurodegenerative diseasesâ€”including Huntington's diseaseâ€”are associated with cell-killing proteins that are created during expansion of a CAG/CTG trinucleotide repeat.
RICHMOND, Calif. and NEW YORK, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) and CHDI Foundation, Inc.
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have determined that a well-known chemical process called acetylation has a previously unrecognized association with one of the biological processes associated with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.
AUSTIN, Texas, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Beyond Batten Disease Foundation is recruiting volunteers for the first-ever overnight relay event, Run to the Sun. The relay will begin at 2:30 p.m.
ADDF, MDA, AFTD and ALS TDI Jointly Fund Characterization of TDP-43 Mouse CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) announced today that it has entered into collaboration with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), the Alzheimer's Drug Development Foundation (ADDF) and The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) to fund the characterization of a new model of neurodegeneration called the TDP-43 mouse. (Logo:...
Cells, which employ a process called autophagy to clean up and reuse protein debris leftover from biological processes, were the original recyclers.
Research into how the brain transmits messages to other parts of the body could improve understanding of disorders such as epilepsy, dementia, multiple sclerosis and stroke.
Cell biologists pondering the death of neurons â€” brain cells â€” said today that by eliminating one ingredient from the cellular machinery, they prolonged the life of neurons stressed by a pesticide chemical.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.