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2012-05-14 02:28:09

Partnership Aimed at Neuromuscular Junction Strength against Disease Course CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and SCHLIEREN-ZURICH, Switzerland, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) announced today that it has entered into collaboration with Neurotune to investigate a potential treatment for ALS (aka Motor Neuron or Lou Gehrig's disease). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120514/DC05793) (Logo:...

2012-05-07 06:26:47

NEW YORK, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Intellect Neurosciences, Inc. (OTCBB:ILNS), a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of disease-modifying therapeutic agents for the treatment of Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases, today announced two new programs in its Alzheimer's disease development pipeline. The new programs are based on two antibodies that target early neurotoxic forms of tau protein, which Intellect intends to develop for therapeutic and...

2012-05-07 02:32:55

Complement Pathway Modulation at Center of Collaboration CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and AMSTERDAM, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Regenesance to investigate a potential treatment for ALS (aka Motor Neurone or Lou Gehrig's disease). The collaboration will enable ALS TDI, the world's largest ALS drug development center, to screen novel compounds against a crucial pathway implicated in...

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...

2012-05-01 02:26:26

The Month of May is Recognized Nationally to Heighten Awareness of the Effects of the Neuromuscular Disease TUCSON, Ariz., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Muscular Dystrophy Association marks the 21st annual ALS Awareness Month in May by featuring individuals living with the disease in a monthlong series of online profiles called "ALS: Anyone's Life Story®." Local activities, including ALS seminars, special support group programs, and ALS Awareness-themed baseball games...

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...

2012-04-25 10:24:18

MADISON, N.J. and WORCESTER, Mass., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, today announced a new genetic testing service from its Athena Diagnostics business unit, a leader in neurology diagnostics, for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. It is the first clinically available testing service for detecting hexanucleotide repeat expansion in the C9orf72...