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Researchers find way to protect nerve cells from Huntington’s disease

Nerve Cells

A group of researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine believe that they’ve found a way to prevent a rogue protein from initiating energy failure inside the nerve cells of people who have Huntington’s disease. An inherited genetic disorder, Huntington’s is caused when the gene that encodes huntingtin protein becomes mutated. This in turn has a detrimental effect ...

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Implantable Wireless Devices Could Have The Potential to Offer Relief From Pain

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Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Illinois have joined forces to investigate the use of wireless technology for activating and blocking pain signals in both the body and spinal cord. Using previous research as the basis for their study, they have been able to develop implantable devices that can activate the pain ...

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Scientists Gain New Insights Into Why We Develop Parkinson’s Disease

Scientists at the Medical College of Georgia have made a new discovery which may further our understanding of how diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease develop. This latest research has indicated that two proteins which help cells to deal with unwanted substances need to work in conjunction in order to do their job. If this connection doesn’t happen, it appears to ...

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Mayo Clinic Create Model Mouse that Mimics ALS Symptoms

Scientists at the famous Mayo Clinic in Florida have created a model mouse that displays the symptoms associated with ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. 30,000 Americans currently living with ALS This is good news for over 5,000 people in the UK who currently live with the condition, which causes degeneration of the muscles, and affects all ...

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Does Google have the Answer for Parkinson’s?

What if you could ‘zap’ your blood cells and destroy or modify the substances contained within them which are linked with cancer or Parkinson’s? Sounds like science fiction? Maybe; but this technology could be available sooner than we think, from a company which are known for being internet specialists rather than scientists. Internet giants Google have just announced that they’ve ...

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Can Antibodies be the Cause of Hallucination and Psychosis in Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia

A new report in medical journal Biological Psychiatry suggests that, in some cases of schizophrenia, there are specific mechanisms inside the body which are likely to be causing some of the most serious effects of the mental illness. Research has led to the discovery that psychosis including hallucinations and delusions can be a result of the body’s autoimmune response to one of ...

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The Difference between Super Agers and Regular Agers

The Difference between Super Agers and Regular Agers

Have you ever heard of Super Agers? They are people over the age of 80 who have the ability to retain an incredibly sharp memory, much more so that in relation to their peers. Researchers are now focusing their studies on the brains of these Super Agers to figure out just how and why their brains are able to retain more ...

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