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Alzheimer's Disease
2014-08-19 03:00:23

Liz French, University of Exeter A team led by researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School and King’s College London has uncovered some of the strongest evidence yet that epigenetic changes in the brain play a role in Alzheimer’s disease. Epigenetic changes affect the expression or activity of genes without changing the underlying DNA sequence and are believed to be one mechanism by which the environment can interact with the genome. Importantly, epigenetic changes are...

2014-08-06 20:23:57

NEW YORK, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Therapath LLC (www.Therapath.com),a leader in neuropathology laboratory services, has established normative values for two upper limb body sites that can now be used to evaluate 3mm punch skin biopsy specimens for Epidermal Nerve Fiber Density (ENFD) and Sweat Gland Nerve Fiber Density (SGNFD). The additional body sites were determined in an IRB approved clinical study of normal adult subjects. The new biopsy sites are defined as the Proximal...

2014-03-06 23:29:35

Phoenix Research Labs, Inc., Neuropore Therapies, and UC San Diego today announced breakthrough study results from an industry-academia collaborative effort demonstrating the utility and relevance of Phoenix’s retinal imaging technology as a non-invasive and effective method to evaluate and track the progression of neurodegenerative changes in animal models of Parkinson’s disease. Pleasanton, CA (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Phoenix Research Labs, Inc., Neuropore Therapies, and UC San Diego...

2014-01-29 08:28:56

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Therapath LLC, the leader in comprehensive diagnostic and consultative neuropathology laboratory services, has signed a national contract with United Healthcare, a division of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), to provide the pathology analysis for these specialty services. Under the agreement, Therapath will work directly with the United Healthcare physician network to handle and process the pathology specimens at a fraction of the cost of...

2012-05-17 01:25:30

Investigators from Boston University (BU) and the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System have shown evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in brain tissue from blast-exposed military service personnel. Laboratory experiments conducted by the investigators demonstrated that exposure to a single blast equivalent to a typical improvised explosive device (IED) results in CTE and long-term brain impairments that accompany the disease. They also found that the blast wind, not the...

2012-03-17 23:01:02

The Diagnostic Pathology series, written by world-renowned experts, consists of titles in all the crucial areas of diagnostic surgical pathology. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) March 17, 2012 Amirsys Publishing, Inc. announced today the introduction of 4 new titles to its Diagnostic Pathology Series. The new Diagnostic Pathology titles provide critical decision support and reference information to pathologists in the areas of Endocrine (Vania Nosé, MD, PhD), Neuropathology (Peter C....

2011-05-31 16:14:59

Many patients receive an incorrect dementia diagnosis. This is shown by a study carried out by neuropathology researchers in Lund, Sweden. "It is true that we know of around 70 different types of dementia, but these findings are shocking. We believed more patients were diagnosed correctly when we began the study", say researchers Elisabet Englund and Hans Brunnström at Lund University. The study included 176 patients, the vast majority from the cities of Lund and Malmö. All of them...

2011-05-17 07:05:00

Pathologist available to discuss warning signs and how brain tumors are diagnosed NORTHFIELD, Ill., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by College of American Pathologists: WHAT: Mary Tyler Moore, the actress best known for her roles on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" was recently diagnosed with a meningioma brain tumor. Meningiomas account for more than 25 percent of primary brain tumors. Usually, most meningiomas are...

2010-02-02 16:40:36

The cells regarded as the "gate-keepers" of the barrier between blood circulation and the peripheral nerves have been hard to study and even harder to isolate. However, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have created a laboratory model that will enable scientists to study a wide variety of diseases affecting peripheral nerves. They describe their model in the January 2010 issue of the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology. Specialized vascular system "The barrier is...


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