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2011-01-06 16:53:44

Findings may have implications for repairing brain injury, studying diseases such as autism and brain cancer For years, the majority of research on reactive oxygen species (ROS) "“ ions or very small molecules that include free radicals "“ has focused on how they damage cell structure and their potential link to stroke, cardiovascular disease and other illnesses. However, researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research have shown for...

2010-12-16 07:10:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE Amex: CUR) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its Investigational New Drug (IND) application to initiate a Phase Ia safety trial to test NSI-189, its first small molecule compound, in major depression. NSI-189 is a proprietary new chemical entity discovered by Neuralstem that stimulates new neuron growth in the hippocampus, an area of the brain that is believed to be...

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2010-12-15 07:48:54

Study might provide new clues to designing better treatments for depression and other neuropsychiatric disorders Shooting steady pulses of electricity through slender electrodes into a brain area that controls complex behaviors has proven to be effective against several therapeutically stubborn neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders. Now, a new study has found that this technique, called deep brain stimulation (DBS), targets the same class of neuronal cells that are known to respond to...

2010-12-14 23:50:19

For patients with glioma, the most common primary brain tumor, new findings may explain why current therapies fail to eradicate the cancer.  A UCSF-led team of scientists has identified for the first time that progenitor rather than neural stem cells underly a type of glioma called oligodendroglioma.  This distinction explains why oligodendroglioma is more responsive to therapy than other brain tumors such as glioblastoma multiforme. The finding is significant, the researchers say,...

2010-12-08 02:25:54

Scientists have created a way to isolate neural stem cells "“ cells that give rise to all the cell types of the brain "“ from human brain tissue with unprecedented precision, an important step toward developing new treatments for conditions of the nervous system, like Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases and spinal cord injury. The work by a team of neuroscientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center was published in the Nov. 3 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience....

2010-11-25 21:59:20

Memory, learning problems persist long after periods of jet lag Chronic jet lag alters the brain in ways that cause memory and learning problems long after one's return to a regular 24-hour schedule, according to research by University of California, Berkeley, psychologists. Twice a week for four weeks, the researchers subjected female Syrian hamsters to six-hour time shifts "“ the equivalent of a New York-to-Paris airplane flight. During the last two weeks of jet lag and a month after...

2010-11-17 17:34:55

Researchers describe their scientific presentations for neuroscience 2010 Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center's departments of neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, and the interdisciplinary program of neuroscience will present more than 50 research abstracts at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience Nov. 13th through the 17th in San Diego. Modulation of temporal relationships between default mode and...

2010-11-17 07:10:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE Amex: CUR) announced that it has filed an Investigational New Drug (IND) application with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin two Phase I safety trials to test NSI-189, its first small molecule compound, for the treatment of major depression. NSI-189 is a proprietary new chemical entity discovered by Neuralstem that stimulates new neuron growth in the hippocampus, an area of the brain...

2010-11-15 20:32:05

Researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore have uncovered a novel feedback mechanism that controls the delicate balance of brain stem cells. Zif, a newly discovered protein, controls whether brain stem cells renew themselves as stem cells or differentiate into a dedicated type of neuron (nerve cell). In preclinical studies, the researchers showed that Zif is important for inhibiting overgrowth of neural stem cells in fruit flies (genus Drosophila) by ensuring that a...

2010-11-02 07:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE Amex: CUR) announced that it has been awarded three Federal grants, totaling $733,438 through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which supports investments in qualifying therapeutic discovery projects. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20061221/DCTH007LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061221/DCTH007LOGO ) "This money represents a significant boost to two of our lead programs," said...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.