Latest Neurodegenerative disease Stories

2011-05-26 20:49:39

Unlocking the mechanisms that cause neurodegenerative prion diseases may require a genetic key.

2011-04-26 08:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS and MINNEAPOLIS, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and Medtronic, Inc.

2011-04-22 00:00:29

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.

2011-04-15 18:24:14

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.

2011-04-11 17:01:57

For years, researchers in genome stability have observed that several neurodegenerative diseases—including Huntington's disease—are associated with cell-killing proteins that are created during expansion of a CAG/CTG trinucleotide repeat.

2011-04-05 06:00:00

RICHMOND, Calif. and NEW YORK, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) and CHDI Foundation, Inc.

2011-04-02 02:06:35

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.

2011-03-22 09:00:00

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.

2011-03-22 07:00:00

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:...

2011-03-16 18:30:21

Cells, which employ a process called autophagy to clean up and reuse protein debris leftover from biological processes, were the original recyclers.

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