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2012-02-13 11:09:37

Researchers at the Salk Institute have discovered a startling feature of early brain development that helps to explain how complex neuron wiring patterns are programmed using just a handful of critical genes.

2012-02-10 14:30:00

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting ™, in Dallas, Texas, researchers will report that early transplantation of human placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cells into the lateral ventricles of neonatal rats with birth-related brain damage is possible, and that the donor cells can survive and migrate in the recipient's brain.

2012-01-05 11:48:44

Glaucoma is a major cause of vision loss in the United States, affecting about 2.2 million Americans.

2011-12-23 06:48:49

Treatment that increases brain levels of a crucial regulatory enzyme may slow the loss of brain cells that characterize Huntington’s disease (HD) and other neurodegenerative disorders, according to this study.

2011-12-12 10:37:31

Erythropoietin or EPO might be considered a "performance enhancing" substance for athletes, but new research published online in The FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) shows that these enhancements come at a high cost--increased risk of vascular problems in the brain.

2011-12-08 07:57:27

Save the neurons! A new study suggests laquinimod triggers immune cells within the central nervous system produce and release brain-derived neurotrophic factor, BDNF, contributing to the repair or survival of neurons; therefore limiting brain damage.

2011-12-06 11:21:42

Laquinimod is an orally available synthetic compound that has been successfully evaluated in phase II/III clinical studies for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS).

2011-10-04 05:54:10

Huntington’s disease is a devastating genetic disorder that causes degeneration of nerve cells in the brain.

2011-09-29 09:29:21

A commonly used supplement is likely to improve outcomes and recovery for individuals who sustain a spinal cord injury (SCI).


Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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