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2011-06-14 07:00:00

MONTREAL, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Immunotec Inc. (TSXV: IMM) (www.immunotec.com/IRL/Public/en/CAN/science_research.wcp) announces that data from research using Immunocal® in a mouse model by Principal Investigator Daniel Linseman, PhD and his team at the University of Denver in Colorado shows promise in delaying the onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Investigators studied mice harbouring the gene that is responsible for some forms of the disease commonly...

2011-06-03 08:10:32

( Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Huntington's disease is a devastating inherited neurogenetive disorder that is fatal. The disorder affects the central nervous system by causing progressive degeneration of cells in the brain, slowly impairing a person's ability to walk, think, talk, and reason. Now, researchers may have uncovered a novel approach to treat this incurable disease. Huntington's disease can either be early or adult-onset, adult being the most common usually developed in a person's mid 30s...

2011-06-02 23:44:42

Research offers new hope for key neurodegenerative disorders Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have identified a drug candidate that diminishes the effects of both Alzheimer's disease and Huntington's disease in animal models, offering new hope for patients who currently lack any medications to halt the progression of these two debilitating illnesses. Gladstone Investigator Paul Muchowski, PhD, has identified a new compound called JM6 in experiments done in collaboration with an...

2011-06-02 22:55:54

New research offers promise of medical intervention for this devastating disorder Medical researchers may have uncovered a novel approach to treat an incurable and ultimately fatal neurodegenerative disease that affects hundreds of thousands of people. Two international studies, one led by the University of Leicester, and the other a collaboration with Leicester led by scientists in the USA, hold out promise for slowing down the development of Huntington's disease "“ and potentially,...

2011-06-01 14:40:19

A drug already approved for people with cancer shows early potential as a therapy for a common form of dementia, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report. "Suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA) holds promise as a first-generation drug for the prevention and treatment of familial frontotemporal dementia (FTD), a progressive, inherited neurodegenerative disease for which there is no treatment," said Dr. Joachim Herz, director of the Center for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative...

2011-06-01 07:47:09

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Cells, like ordinary households, produce "garbage" "“ debris and dysfunctional elements "“ that need disposal. When the mechanism for taking out this garbage fails, rare genetic diseases called lysosomal storage disorders (including Tay-Sachs, Batten and Fabry disease) can disable and even kill the children they affect. In adults, such failure leads to neurodegenerative diseases that occur later in life, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. An...

2011-05-27 13:31:15

Cells, like ordinary households, produce "garbage" "“ debris and dysfunctional elements - that need disposal. When the mechanism for taking out this garbage fails, rare genetic diseases called lysosomal storage disorders (including Tay-Sachs, Batten and Fabry disease) can disable and even kill the children they affect. In adults, such failure leads to neurodegenerative diseases that occur later in life, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. An international partnership between...

2011-05-26 21:21:28

Cells, like ordinary households, produce "garbage" "“ debris and dysfunctional elements "“ that need disposal. When the mechanism for taking out this garbage fails, rare genetic diseases called lysosomal storage disorders (including Tay-Sachs, Batten and Fabry disease) can disable and even kill the children they affect. In adults, such failure leads to neurodegenerative diseases that occur later in life, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. An international partnership...

2011-05-26 20:49:39

Unlocking the mechanisms that cause neurodegenerative prion diseases may require a genetic key, suggest new findings reported by University of Illinois at Chicago distinguished professor of biological sciences Susan Liebman. Prions can turn a normal protein into a misfolded form. One prion in mammals promotes progressive neurodegenerative disorders like "mad cow" disease that often prove fatal. But how this process happens remains an open question for scientists. Prions have been found to...

2011-04-26 08:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS and MINNEAPOLIS, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today announced they have entered into a collaboration to research and develop a new approach to treating Parkinson's disease that involves delivering a potential new medicine to the brain using an implantable drug delivery system. The goal of the collaboration is to develop a therapeutic approach for Parkinson's disease that combines the strengths of Lilly's...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
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This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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