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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 13:58:03 GMT

Science Codex

New potential cause for Alzheimer's: Arginine deprivation
Science Codex
A new Duke University study in mice suggests that in Alzheimer's disease, certain immune cells that normally protect the brain begin to abnormally consume an important nutrient: arginine. Blocking this process ... Looking for immune abnormalities throughout the lifespan of the mice, the group found that most immune system components stayed the same in number, but a type of brain-resident immune cells called microglia that are known first responders to infection begin to divide and change early in the disease.

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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:18:59 GMT

UK Progressive Magazine

Promising new Alzheimer's study finds possible cause of disease
UK Progressive Magazine
The research suggests that in mice with Alzheimer's disease certain immune cells that normally protect the brain begin abnormally to consume an important nutrient called arginine. By blocking this process using the drug difluoromethylornithine (DFMO), ...

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:34:53 GMT

Times Gazette

Preventable virus called Rabies kills almost 59000 annually
Times Gazette
Rabies is a disease that can be prevented by a single jab from the local doctor. ... The report, now published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, found that death is not the only consequence of rabies, although it is the primary cause. ... data to global vaccine sales figures, is far greater than ever analysed before, allowing this more detailed output”, said Dr. Katie Hampson, of the University of Glasgow, who led the study with the Global Alliance for Rabies Control's (GARC) Partners for Rabies Prevention Group.

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:11:30 GMT

Patch.com

Cranston Alzheimer's Research Pioneer Named a Time Magazine "100 Most ...
Patch.com
Since then, he discovered the first three Alzheimer's disease genes and several other genes for neurological disorders. As director of the Mass General Hospital's Genetics and Aging Research Unit, he oversees several laboratories investigating the genetic ...

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:37:00 GMT

Central Kentucky News

Drug blocks Alzheimer's in mice, study says
Central Kentucky News
They used a small-molecule drug to protect the brain from immune cells called microglia, which consume an important nutrient known as arginine in those who have the disease, according to the study. “All of this suggests to us that if you can block this local ...

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:27:10 GMT

Alzheimer's News Today

Arginine May Be A Cause and Therapeutic Target for Alzheimer's Disease in Mice
Alzheimer's News Today
The disease is characterized by the loss of neurons responsible for memory and learning, and brain formation of amyloid plaques (containing sticky beta-amyloid proteins) and tangles (twisted strands of a protein called tau). The body's immune system is thought to play a role in ... “It's surprising, because [suppression of the immune system is] not what the field has been thinking is happening in Alzheimer's disease,” said the study's first author Matthew Kan in a news release. The general idea is that the brain releases ...

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:46:05 GMT

Tengrinews

Immune system link to Alzheimer's disease: US study
Tengrinews
... are a twisted protein called tau. By studying a type of mouse created several years ago with a similar type of immune system to a human, researchers found that immune cells called microglia began to divide and change early in the onset of Alzheimer's.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:50:27 GMT

Medical Daily

Ibrance, Approved Pfizer Breast Cancer Drug, Impresses In Latest Study
Medical Daily
Pfizer said the Phase 3 study, called Paloma 3, was halted after an independent data monitoring board determined that Ibrance, also known as palbociclib, had proven its effectiveness among patients with advanced disease who had previously been treated ...

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:16:11 GMT

Firstpost

Cure found? New US study links immune system to Alzheimer's disease
Firstpost
... are a twisted protein called tau. By studying a type of mouse created several years ago with a similar type of immune system to a human, researchers found that immune cells called microglia began to divide and change early in the onset of Alzheimer's.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:00:34 GMT

Immune System Disorder May Play Role in Alzheimer's Disease
Monthly Prescribing Reference
(HealthDay News) — An immune system disorder may play a role in the development of Alzheimer's disease, research in mice suggests. The study was published in the April 15 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. Duke University researchers found that in a ...

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