- Research Team Identifies New Alzheimer's Gene
A study comparing more genetic markers in the DNA of people with and without Alzheimer’s disease than ever before has enabled researchers to identify a common gene that appears to increase a person’s risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. The finding sug ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 6 2007 - 11:51am
- Isradipine Is For Hypertension But May Also Halt Parkinson's Disease
Northwestern University researchers have discovered a drug that slows – and may even halt – the progression of Parkinson’s disease. The drug rejuvenates aging dopamine cells, whose death in the brain causes the symptoms of this devastating and widespread d ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 10 2007 - 8:45pm
- The Link Between Stress And The Development Of Alzheimers
Subjecting mice to repeated emotional stress, the kind we experience in everyday life, may contribute to the accumulation of neurofibrillary tangles, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease, report researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studi ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 14 2007 - 4:23pm
- Using 'Buckyballs' To Fight Allergies?
Buckyballs, or fullerenes, are nanoparticles containing 60 carbon atoms. ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 22 2007 - 1:23am
- Study Identifies Novel Parkinson's Disease Drug Target
Researchers at the MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease (MGH-MIND) have identified a potential new drug target for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and possibly for other degenerative neurological disorders. The investigators have found, ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 24 2007 - 11:15am
- Adult Stem Cells Enhance Hearing Recovery, Say Researchers
Researchers have shown that bone marrow stem cells injected into a damaged inner ear can speed hearing recovery after partial hearing loss. Hearing loss has many causes, including genetics, aging, and infection, and may be complete or partial. Such loss ma ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 25 2007 - 1:34am
- Gene CD38 May Be Why People Get Obese
A search for the molecular clues of longevity has taken Mayo Clinic researchers down another path that could explain why some people who consume excessive calories don’t gain weight. The study, which was done in laboratory mouse models, points to the absen ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 26 2007 - 10:55am
- Prozac, Paxil And Zoloft Could Lead To Increased Bone Loss
Two new studies suggest older men and women taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, a class of antidepressants that includes Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft, are prone to increased bone loss. The jointly released studies by scientists at Oregon Health& ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 5 2009 - 12:40am
- One Man's Junk May Be A Genomic Treasure
Scientists have only recently begun to speculate that what’s referred to as “junk” DNA – the 96 percent of the human genome that doesn’t encode for proteins and previously seemed to have no useful purpose – is present in the genome for an important reason. ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 12 2007 - 3:58pm
- TREX1 And Blood Vessel Breakdown
Twenty-one years after they first described a fatal genetic disorder in Missouri and Arkansas families, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have linked the condition to mutations in a gene known as TREX1. The identification ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 30 2007 - 10:46am