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2012-05-03 09:10:09

Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers have succeeded in developing a biosynthetic polyphenol that improves cognitive function in mice with Alzheimer's disease (AD). The findings, published in a recent issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, provide insight in determining the feasibility of biosynthetic polyphenols as a possible therapy for AD in humans, a progressive neurodegenerative disease for which there is currently no cure. Polyphenols, which occur naturally in grapes, fruits, and...

2012-05-02 11:41:06

A new mouse model of delirium developed by Wellcome Trust researchers has provided an important insight into the mechanisms underlying the condition, bringing together two theories as to its causes. Delirium is a profound state of mental confusion which can include hallucinations and severe mood swings. According to the Royal College of Psychiatrists, one in ten hospital patients will experience a period of delirium. Dr Colm Cunningham, a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow at Trinity...

2012-05-01 23:03:45

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have gained insight into the mechanism by which a pathological brain protein called tau contributes to the progression of Alzheimer´s disease (AD) and other neurodegenerative disorders. This finding, published in the most recent issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, may provide the basis for future investigations on how to prevent tau from damaging brain circuits involved in cognitive function. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 01, 2012...

2012-04-27 11:28:14

The following research from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia University Medical Center is being presented at the 64th annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), April 21-26, 2012, in New Orleans. ORAL PRESENTATIONS Dynamic Cerebral Autoregulation Is Transiently Impaired after Large-Vessel Acute Ischemic Stroke Authors: Nils Petersen, Santiago Ortega-Gutierrez, Andres Reccius, Amy Huang, Arjun Masurkar, and Randolph Marshall Background/Significance: Dynamic...

2012-04-26 22:27:51

Scientific breakthrough has important therapeutic implications Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have unraveled a process by which depletion of a specific protein in the brain contributes to the memory problems associated with Alzheimer's disease. These findings provide new insights into the disease's development and may lead to new therapies that could benefit the millions of people worldwide suffering from Alzheimer's and other devastating neurological disorders. The study, led...


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