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Statins may prevent damage by Alzheimer's disease protein, USF study finds

...nding treatments for Alzheimer's disease and other neurological disorders....

Michigan State scientists identify chemical come-on of sea lamprey

...ompounds through a lamprey's nose and tracking its neurological - called electro-olfactogram - and behavioral responses. High performance liquid chromatography, fast atom bombardment mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance and thin-layer chromatography were used to examine the structure of the compounds rel...

Australian frog is first to make its own chemical weapons

...kers of nicotinic receptors, which are involved in neurological function. The researchers are planning to investigate the alkaloids for other biological activities. Most frog skin alkaloids are biologically active and many have been developed as biomedical research tools for understanding human disease. Some der...

Small research big on Illinois campus

...the cells membrane from the basic transmission of neurological signals to the chemical sensing of taste and smell, Sligar said. We want to draw from the richness of the biological landscape to provide starting materials that can be linked with microfluidic devices on patterned structures and tailored for highly...

Researchers identify compounds that might help in spinal cord repair

...r spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions. Targeting a newly discovered mechanism that inhibits the growth of damaged nerves, the researchers found that these compounds caused dissected rat nerves to regenerate under controlled laboratory conditions. Findings were described today ...

UNC neuroscientist wins federal grant to study neural stem cell genetics

... emphases on brain development, neurogenetics, and neurological disease. The goal of its research working groups i...hs in key areas that are most likely to impact the neurological and psychiatric disorders that are so devastating to individuals and their families....

Fox Chase Cancer Center receives grant to study possible link between measles vaccine and autism

...ay indicate a novel form of tolerance. Autism is a neurological disorder that strikes one in 500 children, according to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Autism ranges significantly in its severity, and is characterized by dysfunction in areas of language, social interaction and behav...

Spinal cord injury and Alzheimers risk among topics at American Chemical Society meeting

...f developing postpartum depression and improve the neurological development of their babies by increasing their co...spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions. (CARB 41, Monday, April 8, 4:25 p.m., Convention Center, Room 314A, Level Three. Emb...

Scientists identify DNA flanking region as trigger for genetic instability

... shown that the DNA flanking region in a family of neurological disorders is triggering the genetic mutation that ... Trinucleotide repeat disorders are neuromuscular, neurological or neurodegenerative in nature and include myotonic dystrophy (a form of muscular dystrophy), Huntin...

Cells in patients noses hold potential to restore function in spinal cord injury

...ing combinatorial treatment strategies for complex neurological injury, with particular interest in gonadal steroids as neurotherapeutics to be used in conjunction with olfactory cell transplantation in spinal cord injury transplantation....

Researchers to compare prenatal treatments for serious twin complication

...sults in better survival rates and better cardiac, neurological and developmental outcomes. In addition to studying health outcomes immediately after birth, the researchers also will assess the twins neurodevelopment at age 18 to 22 months. Twelve medical centers throughout the United States will participate in t...

USF neuroscientists study potential of cord blood cells to rescue aging brain

...available source of therapeutic cells for treating neurological diseases like Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease and brain injuries such as stroke. "We can change the destiny of a portion of these cells so that they take on the characteristics of neurons," said Tanja Zigova, PhD, principal investigator for the g...

First live studies of important cell structures may shed light on Alzheimer's, other diseases

...cientists to speculate that they have some role in neurological deterioration - especially in diseases such as Alzheimer's. Fechheimer and his colleagues, however, argue that their results support a broader interpretation. They propose that a range of conditions may generate signals that cause the rearrangement o...

Alzheimer's, other diseases, may benefit from first live studies of key cell structures

...cientists to speculate that they have some role in neurological deterioration--especially in diseases like Alzheimer's. Fechheimer and his colleagues, however, argue that their results support a broader interpretation. They propose that a range of conditions may generate signals that induce the formation of Hira...

Stanford researchers shine light on new genes involved in multiple sclerosis

... Lawrence Steinman, MD, professor of neurology and neurological sciences. "Now there are hundreds if not thousands of other genes that may be critical." This work will be published in the May issue of Nature Medicine. MS occurs when cells of the immune system target their attack on cells that insulate neurons in...

Researchers identify cell, genetic environment behind nerve-tissue tumors that lead to cancer

...ernal organs. Neurofibromatosis is the most common neurological disorder caused by a single gene, and there are two distinct forms: NF-1, which affects multiple organ systems, including the central and peripheral nervous systems, and is present in about 1 in 3,500 people worldwide; and NF-2, which affects only th...

Leprosy bug provides clues to early nerve degeneration

... not play a significant role in the early stage of neurological injury. The damage is characterized by the disrup...leprosy. M. leprae is known to cause debilitating neurological injury in humans, but the clinical manifestation occurs years after a slow infectious process. Accor...

Study suggests infants 'tune in' to familiar face groups

...lson said. "We're interested in what this means in neurological terms," he said. "For example, we don't know why this particular area of the brain--the fusiform gyrus--gets the assignment of distinguishing faces." Work by Daphne Maurer at McMaster University in Ontario is consistent with this model, he said. Her...

What keeps the nervous system intact?

...may someday lead to a better understanding of some neurological diseases but, for now, is changing neuroscientists...imilar structures. "Clinicians should now look at neurological diseases whose causes are unknown or even those that are known and see if analogous human ZIG protei...

Study finds autoimmune link in juvenile Batten disease

...esponse to a protein (GAD65) that is important for neurological function," says David A. Pearce, Ph.D., of the Uni...learning impairments, movement problems, and other neurological symptoms of Batten disease. Because the autoantibody prevents glutamate which increases nerve sign...

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