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2014-08-04 23:09:13

FPRT Bio works closely with academic leaders and research organizations to advance the use of XPro1595 in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 FPRT Bio, a privately held clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, is developing XPro1595, a novel second generation inhibitor of soluble TNF, for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases including ALS, MS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. FPRT Bio works closely with academic partners and...

2014-06-28 14:30:53

Southwestern Medical Center A drug that blocks the action of the enzyme Cdk5 could substantially reduce brain damage if administered shortly after a stroke, UT Southwestern Medical Center research suggests. The findings, reported in the June 11 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, determined in rodent models that aberrant Cdk5 activity causes nerve cell death during stroke. “If you inhibit Cdk5, then the vast majority of brain tissue stays alive without oxygen for up to one...

2014-04-08 08:32:16

DUBLIN, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2pf8dt/neuroprotection) has announced the addition of a new report "Neuroprotection - Drugs, Markets and Companies" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2pf8dt/neuroprotection ] to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) This report describes the role of neuroprotection in acute disorders such as stroke and injuries...

2014-01-16 16:23:33

DUBLIN, January 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dublin - Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/c3wr96/neuroprotection) has announced the addition of a new report "Neuroprotection - Drugs, Markets and Companies" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/c3wr96/neuroprotection ] to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) This report describes the role of neuroprotection in acute disorders such as stroke and...

2013-12-27 10:35:21

Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have discovered that an antioxidant designed by scientists more than a dozen years ago to fight damage within human cells significantly helps symptoms in mice that have a multiple sclerosis-like disease. The antioxidant — called MitoQ — has shown some promise in fighting neurodegenerative diseases. But this is the first time it has been shown to significantly reverse an MS-like disease in an animal. The discovery could lead to an...

2013-12-18 11:46:45

Fidgetin inhibition: Potential new therapeutic approach to promote tissue regeneration & repair of broken cell connections Suppressing the enzyme fidgetin promotes the re-growth of experimentally injured nerve cells and their connections, according to research with laboratory rats that will be presented Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) annual meeting in New Orleans. If additional studies confirm these results, fidgetin inhibition could be a potential...

Brain Health Boosted By Molecule Produced During Endurance Exercise
2013-10-11 06:49:14

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Exercise is good for nearly every part of your body, including your brain. According to researchers led by Harvard Medical School, a molecule called irisin is produced in the brain during endurance exercise and apparently has neuroprotective effects. The research team, led by Dr. Bruce Spiegelman of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, artificially increased the levels of irisin in the blood to activate genes...

2013-07-26 11:40:47

'See-saw' molecule may offer clues to potential therapies in the long-term More than 11,000 Americans suffer spinal cord injuries each year, and since over a quarter of those injuries are due to falls, the number is likely to rise as the population ages. The reason so many of those injuries are permanently disabling is that the human body lacks the capacity to regenerate nerve fibers. The best our bodies can do is route the surviving tissue around the injury site. "It's like a detour...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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