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2014-06-28 14:22:50

Springer Study presents a new theoretical foundation explaining the mechanism of protein folding and unfolding in water Investigating the structure and dynamics of so-called Meso-Bio-Nano (MBN) systems—micron-sized biological or nanotechnology entities—is a rapidly expanding field of science. Now, scientists Alexander Yakubovich and Andrey Solov'yov from MBN Research Centre in Frankfurt, Germany, have produced a new theoretical study of a protein macromolecule changing from a coil...

Specific Mechanisms Of Alzheimer’s Disease Countered By Cocoa Extract
2014-06-24 03:38:45

Mount Sinai Hospital Insights into mechanisms behind cocoa’s benefit may lead to new treatments or dietary regimens A specific preparation of cocoa-extract called Lavado may reduce damage to nerve pathways seen in Alzheimer’s disease patients’ brains long before they develop symptoms, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published June 20 in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (JAD). Specifically, the study results, using mice...

2014-03-25 08:31:05

--Funds Will Advance Novel Approach for Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Diseases of Protein Aggregation-- CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroPhage Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the completion of a $17 million Series D financing from existing and new investors to advance the Company's lead candidate, NPT088, and potential next-generation compounds toward clinical trials. NPT088 has the potential to treat a wide range of neurodegenerative diseases,...

2014-02-15 23:03:30

The Protein Society, the only international society devoted to furthering research aimed at understanding proteins, announces the winners of The 2014 Protein Society Awards. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) February 15, 2014 The Protein Society, the only international society devoted to furthering research aimed at understanding proteins, announces the winners of The 2014 Protein Society Awards. The awards will be conferred at the 28th Annual Symposium of The Protein Society (July 27-30, 2014, San...

2014-02-14 16:24:52

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS) announced today that the Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products (COMP) has adopted a positive opinion recommending ISIS-TTR(Rx) for designation as an orphan medicinal product for the treatment of ATTR-Amyloidosis to the European Commission (EC). The opinion will be subject to review by the EC, which ultimately grants the decision on orphan drug designation. ATTR-Amyloidosis, or TTR amyloidosis,...

2013-12-10 10:29:34

A team led by a longtime Oregon Health & Science University researcher has demonstrated in mice what could be a revolutionary new technique to cure a wide range of human diseases — from cystic fibrosis to cataracts to Alzheimer's disease — that are caused by "misfolded" protein molecules. Misfolded protein molecules, caused by gene mutation, are capable of maintaining their function but are misrouted within the cell and can’t work normally, thus causing disease. The OHSU team...

2013-11-26 14:00:16

Rice U. researchers find misfolded proteins are capable of forming tree-like aggregates A method by Rice University researchers to model the way proteins fold – and sometimes misfold – has revealed branching behavior that may have implications for Alzheimer’s and other aggregation diseases. Results from the research will appear online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In an earlier study of the muscle protein titin, Rice chemist Peter Wolynes...

2013-11-07 23:34:09

Solex LLC. (http://www.solex-biomedical.com) has licensed a peptide-based technology for the diagnostic visualization of amyloid burden in patients with amyloid-related diseases by using molecular imaging techniques. This 31 amino acid, synthetic peptide p5 can be easily produced for human use, and can be used in most hospitals world wide for the detection of Amyloidosis. Knoxville, Tennessee (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Solex LLC. has licensed a peptide-based technology for the diagnostic...

2013-04-22 08:20:01

New IBN Peptides May Help Researchers Combat Alzheimer's, Diabetes and CancerSingapore, Apr 22, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Amyloids, or fibrous aggregates of abnormally folded proteins, are a common feature in degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer. Amyloids occur naturally in the body, but despite decades of research, their mechanism of formation remains unknown, hampering drug development efforts. Now, a new class of ultrasmall peptides developed by the Institute of...

2013-03-04 13:20:32

Proteins with mutations in 'prion-like' segments considered candidates for inherited forms of ALS, multisystem proteinopathy A multi-institution group of researchers has found new candidate disease proteins for neurodegenerative disorders. James Shorter, Ph.D., assistant professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Paul Taylor, M.D., PhD, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and colleagues describe in an advanced online...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.