Latest Neuroprotection Stories

2009-08-24 11:15:00

Parkinson's disease is caused by the degeneration of neurons in the midbrain. The mechanisms leading to the loss of these neurons, however, are largely unknown.

2009-07-27 08:38:00

FREMONT, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a development-stage pharmaceutical company discovering and developing novel RNA interference (RNAi)-based therapeutics, today announced data suggesting that QPI-1007 prevents progressive retinal ganglion cell (RGC) loss in an increased ocular pressure (IOP) rat model of glaucoma.

2009-06-29 08:46:17

Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most prevalent chronic childhood motor disability with an estimated lifetime cost of nearly $1 million per individual. There is evidence that magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) can reduce the incidence of CP for very early preterm infants.

2009-06-16 07:00:00

GAI-122, an investigational injectable nano-emulsion formulated with AlphaRx's proprietary drug delivery technology, provides significant neuroprotection in animal behavioral models.

2009-06-16 06:55:00

--Orally Active Enhancer of Human Nerve Growth Factor Has Demonstrated Promising Activity Preclinically-- --Broad Potential Applications Include Neuropathies, Alzheimer's and Huntington's Disease and Others-- RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- CeNeRx BioPharma, Inc., a clinical stage company developing and commercializing innovative treatments for diseases of the central nervous system (CNS), today announced that it has obtained the rights to develop and market a novel...

2009-03-09 06:30:00

Make Synaptic Contact with Host Motor Neurons ROCKVILLE, Md., March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Transplanted human neural stem cells (hNSCs) developed by Neuralstem, Inc.

2009-03-05 08:28:21

Although scientists know progressive degeneration of retinal ganglion cells and their axons is the primary cause of glaucoma, researchers have yet to identify a way to stop or prevent the degeneration.

2009-02-26 17:56:53

Women with a longer fertile lifespan -- first menstruation to menopause -- have a lower risk of developing Parkinson's disease, U.S.

2009-01-05 16:31:35

Scientists from the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease (GIND), UCSF, and Stanford have discovered that a certain type of collagen, collagen VI, protects brain cells against amyloid-beta (Aβ) proteins, which are widely thought to cause Alzheimer's disease (AD).

Word of the Day
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.