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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:33:57 GMT

HDBuzz

mTORC1 tips the scales in Huntington's disease mice
HDBuzz
What happens when you have a broken part in a machine? You fix it! A new study shows that increasing the activity a critical piece of machinery called 'mTORC1' in a mouse model of Huntington's disease leads to improved motor problems and brain ...

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:00:51 GMT

Penn Study Reveals Possible Therapeutic Target for Common, But Mysterious ...
HealthCanal.com
PHILADELPHIA – Tens of millions of people around the world have abnormal, leak-prone sproutings of blood vessels in the brain called cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs). These abnormal ... Now, cardiovascular scientists at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have studied this pathway in heart development to discover an important set of molecular signals, triggered by CCM-linked gene defects, that potentially could be targeted to treat the disorder. “We hope that these ...

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:14:57 GMT

Pitt effort seeks to combat 'sitting disease,' diabetes with $3 million NIH grant
Phys.Org
... School of Public Health researchers are flipping conventional thought on its head regarding how to improve the health of sedentary people at risk for diabetes and heart disease in a new study designed to combat a condition popularly called "sitting disease.

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:58:23 GMT

RT

​'Cruel and absurd': Cambridge heart disease study starves rats of oxygen
RT
Cambridge University has drawn the fury of animal rights groups after it emerged the British Heart Foundation is funding scientific research, which involves keeping rats in low-oxygen environments. Animal rights group Animal Aid have called the university's ...

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:45:37 GMT

Scicasts (press release) (registration) (blog)

Rare Neurological Disease Shines Light on Health of Essential Nerve Cells
Scicasts (press release) (registration) (blog)
The brain of a dog that models a genetic disease called Pelizaeus Merzbacher shows a total absence of myelin insulation. Studies in the lab of Ian Duncan at the University of Wisconsin-Madison suggest myelin may slowly develop in the spinal cord but not ...

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:00:17 GMT

Phys.Org

Study uncovers secrets of a clump-dissolving protein
Phys.Org
Workhorse molecules called heat-shock proteins contribute to refolding proteins that were once misfolded and clumped, causing such disorders as Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and Alzheimer's disease. James Shorter, PhD, an associate ...

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 21:46:33 GMT

International Business Times, India Edition

Turmeric May Cure Alzheimer's Disease, Erase Bad Memories
International Business Times, India Edition
Researchers at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville and Shiga University of Medical Science in Otsu, Japan reported in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease that a substance found in the yellow-coloured spice powder called curcumin can help ...

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:04:33 GMT

Headlines & Global News

Wild Turkey Virus Widespread, but Less Deadly than Scientists Thought
Headlines & Global News
"Once we discovered this virus and found it was common, there was a big scare," Justin Brown, lead researcher at the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study and now state wildlife veterinarian for Pennsylvania, told AP. "There was a fear that this ...

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:45:15 GMT

Lung Disease News

New Study Design To Test Novel COPD Drug
Lung Disease News
... Germany recently designed a longitudinal prospective non-intervention study (DACCORD) aimed at assessing the efficacy of a new drug called long-acting anticholinergic glycopyrronium bromide for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 07:57:59 GMT

Daily Free Press (subscription)

BU researchers participate in national clinical study for Alzheimer's patients
Daily Free Press (subscription)
The Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center is taking part in a national clinical study that could slow the rate of decline in patients with Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study, called NOBLE, investigates the effects of the drug ...

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