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Genetic screening recommended to detect new neurodegenerative disorder in men over age 50

...f FXTAS in men and suggested that the neurological dysfunctions could be due to the elevated levels of messenger RNA from the FMR1 gene mutation, which are consistently observed in the blood of premutation carriers. As a result, they proposed the hypothesis that FXTAS results from an RNA toxic gain-of-function. ...

Can EPO prevent loss of brain function in schizophrenia?

...and cellular mechanisms accounting for the various dysfunctions of schizophrenic psychosis are far from clear. Existing animal models of schizophrenia only reflect certain aspects of the human disease. Therefore, novel concepts to treating schizophrenia should be immediately translated into clinical pilot trials....

Small-molecule inhibitors of botulinum neurotoxin identified

...eutic agents for treating a wide variety of muscle dysfunctions in humans, and are used cosmetically to reduce wrinkles. Paradoxically, the seven serotypes of BoNT, designated A through G, also are among the most lethal biological substances known. Botulinum neurotoxins are composed of two peptide chains, a heav...

Wake Forest researcher identifies syndrome as leading cause of death in premature infants

... may be able to prevent premature births and brain dysfunctions such as cerebral palsy and mental retardation," he said. For neonatalogists, this breakthrough could mean the answers to questions that have been haunting physicians for years. "This finding is very exciting for many reasons," said Steve Block, M.D.,...

UB dental researchers find novel peptide in saliva that kills broad range of fungi and bacteria

...mponent of artificial saliva for treating salivary dysfunctions that result in increased plaque formation, cavities, gum disease and fungal infections."...

Vitamin-like substance leads to dramatic improvements in patients with muscular disorder

...ers known as hereditary ataxias - brain-and-muscle dysfunctions that disrupt balance and coordination of the arms, legs, and speech. Six patients with hereditary ataxia improved greatly after taking a substance called coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10, Columbia researchers report. Once wheelchair-bound patients walked agai...

Mice show function of gene that causes two types of blindness

...tor cells. When a mutation occursin ABCR, then RmP dysfunctions and cannot perform its transporter role. "Our research revealed, among other things, the biochemical change inpatients with Stargardt's that makes vision more difficult when coming fromsunshine into a dimly lit room," said Dr. Gabriel Travis...

Cedars-Sinai Medical Tip Sheet For April 15 (A)

... host ofsources--ranging from tension and hormonal dysfunctions to meningitis and braintumors--an occasional headache should not be overly alarming but recurringheadaches should not be overlooked. Van Gogh Exhibit Is "Bridge To Wellness" The Van Gogh exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art may...

Brain Mapping In Real Time

...ning for precision neurosurgery to treat cognitive dysfunctions mapped to a specific brain site....

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