News tagged with neurodegenerative disorder

Special protein helps maintain an efficient brain

(PhysOrg.com) -- The instruction manual for maintaining an efficient brain may soon include a section on synaptotagmin-IV (Syt-IV), a protein known to influence learning and memory, thanks to a study by UW-Madison researchers.

dateMay 18, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Rare window on spinal muscular atrophy genetics

Caused by a mutation of the SMN gene, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an infantile and juvenile neurodegenerative disorder where motor neuron loss causes progressive paralysis. A new study published in the open access journal ...

dateApr 07, 2009 in Genetics
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Old gastrointestinal drug slows aging

Recent animal studies have shown that clioquinol - an 80-year old drug once used to treat diarrhea and other gastrointestinal disorders - can reverse the progression of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases. ...

dateJan 06, 2009 in
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