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Loss of key protein boosts neuron loss in ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as ALS or more popularly, Lou Gehrig's disease, is a notorious neurodegenerative condition characterized by the progressive deterioration of brain and spinal cord neurons, resulting in ...

Mar 04, 2011
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Ibuprofen may lower risk of Parkinson's disease

A new study by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers shows that adults who regularly take ibuprofen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), have about one-third less risk of developing Parkinson's disease ...

Mar 02, 2011
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Tobacco smoking impacts teens' brains, study shows

Tobacco smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the U.S., with more than 400,000 deaths each year attributable to smoking or its consequences. And yet teens still smoke. Indeed, smoking usually begins ...

Mar 02, 2011
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Problem proteins in Alzheimer's

(PhysOrg.com) -- In Alzheimer's disease, two proteins are known to accumulate and build up in the brain. One protein called amyloid β aggregates into large disruptive ‘plaques’, while tau protein ...

Mar 02, 2011
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Nicotine harms the pubescent brain

Smoking at an early age can cause attention deficits in later life. Researchers at the Neuroscience Campus Amsterdam (part of VU University and its medical centre) have discovered a new mechanism that explains how exposure ...

Mar 01, 2011
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