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Latest Neurodegenerative disease Stories

2012-06-04 04:21:37

5.4 million Americans suffer from Alzheimers and 3 million from Parkinson's disease. Doctors who treat patients with these among other neurodegenerative conditions believe that the diseases are spreading though their patients' brains. The stages of both Alzheimers and Parkinson's disease show these pathological effects.

2012-05-29 11:54:12

Researchers from South Korea, Sweden, and the United States have collaborated on a project to restore neuron function to parts of the brain damaged by Huntington’s disease (HD) by successfully transplanting HD-induced pluripotent stem cells into animal models.

2012-05-10 13:39:49

Scientists have confirmed that mutations of a gene are responsible for some cases of a rare, inherited disease that causes progressive muscle degeneration and weakness: spinal muscular atrophy with lower extremity predominance, also known as SMA-LED.

Possible Way To Prevent Brain Cell Death Discovered
2012-05-07 03:29:28

In a new study, a team of UK researchers have reportedly found a way to prevent brain cell death in mice -- a discovery which could ultimately lead to improved treatments for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other neurodegenerative ailments in humans.

2012-05-01 23:03:45

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have gained insight into the mechanism by which a pathological brain protein called tau contributes to the progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD)

2012-04-30 14:55:57

Researchers studying multiple sclerosis (MS) have long been looking for the specific molecules in the body that cause lesions in myelin, the fatty, insulating cells that sheathe the nerves.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.