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Latest Neurodegenerative disease Stories

2011-09-26 15:10:06

If you are pregnant, here's another reason to work out: you will reduce the chances of your new baby developing neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's, later in life.

Genetic Mutation Linked To Lou Gehrig's Disease And Dementia
2011-09-22 05:00:53

Scientists have identified a new human genetic mutation that is responsible for the most common cause of Lou Gehrig's disease and dementia.

2011-09-20 11:58:25

The ability to produce neuroprotectors, proteins that protect the human brain against neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's and ALS, is the holy grail of brain research.

2011-09-19 22:39:17

Aging is a major risk factor for the progression of neurodegenerative diseases, including Huntington disease (HD).

2011-09-15 12:53:56

The Allen Institute for Brain Science announced today the discovery of a new class of cells in the spinal cord that act like neural stem cells, offering a fresh avenue in the search for therapies to treat spinal cord injury and disease.

2011-09-12 11:18:25

Earlier this year, an international consortium of researchers showed that a master gene called transcription factor EB or TFEB controls both the mechanism by which debris is gathered up in cell and that which destroys it.

2011-08-24 21:53:33

Scientists at Northwestern University report a surprising discovery that offers a possible new route for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.