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2009-03-05 08:28:21

Report from the 4th ARVO/Pfizer Ophthalmics Research Institute ConferenceAlthough 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.The challenge to find a solution brought together a panel of 39 scientists to discuss the factors that may contribute to the disease. The report from the Fourth Annual ARVO/Pfizer Ophthalmics Research Institute Conference...

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. researchers said The study found women with a fertile lifespan of more than 39 years had about a 25 percent lower risk of developing Parkinson's than women with fertile lifespans of less than 33 years. However, lead author Dr. Rachel Saunders-Pullman of Yeshiva University's Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York said the researchers stress only longer...

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 (AÃŽ²) proteins, which are widely thought to cause Alzheimer's disease (AD). While the functions of collagens in cartilage and muscle are well established, before this study it was unknown that collagen VI is made by neurons in the brain and that it can fulfill important...

2008-12-15 13:16:02

U.S. scientists say they've discovered a type of collagen can protect brain cells against amyloid-beta proteins thought to cause Alzheimer's disease. Researchers from the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease, the University of California-San Francisco and Stanford University say that while the functions of collagens in cartilage and muscle are well established, it had not been known that collagen VI is made by neurons in the brain and it can fulfill important neuroprotective...

2008-12-11 09:38:33

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 (AÃŽ² ) proteins, which are widely thought to cause Alzheimer's disease (AD). While the functions of collagens in cartilage and muscle are well established, before this study it was unknown that collagen VI is made by neurons in the brain and that it can fulfill important...

2008-10-14 09:00:45

Neuronascent, a small-molecule central nervous system drug discovery company, has received funding from multiple sources to further the development of its neurogenic compounds targeting Alzheimer's disease, depression and ischemia. Neuronascent has received grants and funding from Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development Challenge Investment Program; Maryland Industrial Partnerships in collaboration with University of Maryland, Baltimore; and Jefferson Corner Group I, a...

2008-10-13 12:00:42

CLARKSVILLE, Md., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuronascent, Inc. (http://www.neuronascent.com/) announced today that the Company has received funding from multiple sources to further the development of its novel, neurogenic compounds targeting Alzheimer's disease, depression and ischemia. Neuronascent has received grants and funding from Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development Challenge Investment Program; Maryland Industrial Partnerships in collaboration with University of...

2008-10-09 18:00:37

U.S. and Japanese medical scientists say they've found giving rats a certain hormone immediately after a heart attack significantly reduced coronary damage. The researchers from Kyoto University in Japan and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital in New York City induced heart attacks in two groups of rats by blocking arteries for 20 minutes. One group then received an intravenous injection of erythropoietin, or EPO, a naturally occurring hormone used to treat anemia. The control group...

2008-10-02 15:01:05

WESTON, Mass., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Weston Medical Publishing today announced publication of the first issue of Journal of Neurodegeneration and Regeneration. (ISSN 1932-1481) This new peer-reviewed journal is designed to explore all aspects of neurodegeneration, neuroprotection and neuroregeneration including the molecular mechanisms, experimental approaches and their relevance in treating neurodegenerative disorders and neuroregenerative therapies. When making the announcement,...

2008-09-09 21:00:07

German scientists say a protein hormone used to increase blood production in medical treatments and boost athletic performance might also improve memory. Max Planck Institute researchers say the memory-enhancing effects of erythropoietin, known as EPO, aren't related to its effects on blood production but are due to direct influences on neurons in the brain. The researchers, led by Hannelore Ehrenreich, said their findings might prove useful in the treatment of diseases affecting brain...


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