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.

2011-08-18 00:00:43

NextGen Group plc (AIM:NGG) is pleased to announce that its US-subsidiary NextGen Sciences Inc, has been contracted by investigators at the NIMH-funded Chronic HIV Infection and Aging in NeuroAIDS (CHAIN) Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) to utilize their innovative and sensitive csfdiscovery43 assay to examine biomarkers in CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) associated with neuroAIDS.

Word of the Day
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'