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Jonathan Baell wins Biota Award for Medicinal Chemistry

...a major contributor to the development of multiple sclerosis (MS). The natural anti-inflammatory effect of Khellinone is detectable but also quite weak certainly far too weak in its natural state to prevent myelin destruction. Dr Baell and his collaborators in Australia and overseas have determined that it i...

Endocannabinoids the brain's cannabis demonstrate novel modes of action to stress

...n such disease situations in the brain as multiple sclerosis and epilepsy, or feeding disorders. In these, their effects are similar to marijuana, except for the possible dangers of accidentally using the natural products at higher dosages." Scottish team seeks social behavior answers Nancy Sabatier of the U...

PTEN, TSC2, and tumorigenesis

...ances tumor growth in this mouse model of tuberous sclerosis complex, raises some concern about the use of rapamycin to treat this disease. Pending the results of ongoing clinical trials with rapamycin, these studies suggest that combination therapy with rapamycin and drugs that block receptor activation of ...

New insight into autoimmune disease: Bacterial infections promote recognition of self-glycolipids

...ibute to some autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). There is evidence that the development of certain autoimmune diseases may be associated with a bacterial or viral infection that stimulates production of antibodies and immune cells called T cells, which are ta...

Columbia University launches multi-year campaign to support stem cell research

...including Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), diabetes, pancreatic cancer, leukemia, stroke and other diseases of the nervous system, liver, eye, skin, and heart. Beyond replacement therapy, the use of stem cells as a research tool will lead to new insights regarding mechanisms that cont...

From memory formation during sleep to novel components for physics

...clude treatment of the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis as well as a number of cancers such as leukaemia, skin cancer and various gynaecological and urological tumours. (Spokesperson: Prof. Hans-Georg Rammensee, Eberhard Karls University of Tbingen) Allergies have become a nationa...

Harmful chemicals may reprogram gene response to estrogen

...ats with a defect in a gene called Tsc-2 (tuberous sclerosis complex 2) that made them more susceptible to uterine leiomyomas, benign tumors that are common in women over 30 years of age. These rats were then treated with DES during days 3, 4 and 5 of life, during a critical period of uterine development. Once...

Scientists infuse rat spinal cords with brain-derived human stem cells

...adly neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have inserted engineered human stem cells into the spinal cords of ALS-afflicted rats. Reporting their work today (April 19) in the journal Human Gene Therapy, the scientists directed certain ...

A little stress gives beneficial oomph! to immune system

...d autoimmune disorders such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis or psoriasis. In autoimmune diseases, the immune system attacks the body. "Understanding mechanisms that mobilize leukocytes to potential battle stations during stress could help us figure out ways to boost the immune response when it could be most h...

JCI table of contents May 1, 2005

...e.php?id=23424 NEUROLOGY EBV inflames multiple sclerosis Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disease of the brain and spinal cord, but its cause is still unknown. In a ...

Dr. Brenda Milner: 2005 Gairdner Award Winner

... and the study and treatment of epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and neuromuscular disorders. The MNI, with its clinical partner, the Montreal Neurological Hospital (MNH), part of the McGill University Health Centre ( www.muhc.ca ), continues to integrate research, patient care and training, and is recognized as o...

Vital step in cellular migration described by UCSD medical researchers

...erventions in autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Crohn's disease," said the paper's first author Naoyuki Nishiya, Ph.D., a postgraduate researcher in the lab of senior author Mark Ginsberg, M.D., UCSD professor of medicine. "Since cell migration plays an important role in the immune response, ...

UCLA launches $20 million stem cell institute to investigate HIV, cancer and neurological disorders

...stroke, spinal cord injury, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis and genetic diseases. Future studies will include investigation of stem cell biology and development, as well as therapeutic based research using adult and embryonic stem cells. The Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Medicine is a collaboration of ...

Silence the gene, save the cell: RNA interference as promising therapy for ALS

... that causes inherited cases of amytrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), substantially delaying both the onset and the progression rate of the fatal motor neuron disease. Their results will be published in the April issue of Nature Medicine, and in the journal's advanced online publication March 13. In addition to ...

What are little boys made of?

...id, including depression, Alzheimer's and multiple sclerosis to name just a few. Lupus, for instance, is nine times more prevalent in women than men. Depression is more likely to affect women as well. "The more we know about how these sex differences may be established in the brain and periphery, the more like...

Brain controls robot arm in monkey, University of Pittsburgh researcher reports at AAAS

...rvous system disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS," said Andrew Schwartz, Ph.D., professor of neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and senior researcher on the project. The neural prosthesis moves much like a natural arm, with a fully mobile shoulder and elbow and a...

Deciphering the genetic babel of brain cells

...tion contributes critically to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease) and to the loss of muscle function in spinal cord injury. Better understanding of the genes that control the development of these neurons could aid in the development of treatments for these disorders. In their experiments, the...

Human complexity and diversity spring from a surprisingly few (relatively speaking) genes

...everal human diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease), epilepsy and depression. Maas's group has analyzed brain tumor tissues and tissues from a healthy brain. "RNA editing, because of its effect on the ion channel, is very important for normal brain function," says Maas. "We have...

JCI table of contents, 3 January 2005

...bodies predicts aggressive development of multiple sclerosis It has been postulated that the demyelinating disease multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune condition and considerable research has been focused on identifying the partic...

Efforts to clone primates move forward

...diabetes, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), heart disease, stroke, spinal cord injury and genetic diseases. Scientists believe that embryonic stem cells may have the most versatility in potential cell-based treatments, but intensive research continues on both embryonic and adult-derived...

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