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Tag: Neurodegenerative disorder

Accumulation Of Fats In The Brain Could Signal Early Signs Of Parkinson’s

Results of a mice trial showed that high levels of lipids in the brain are directly related to neurodegenerative symptoms. The same concentration of lipids was found in patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Neuroscience April 30, 2018

Diabetes Drug May Reverse Effects Of Alzheimer's Disease

A Type 2 diabetes drug presented new hope in treating Alzheimer’s disease. Containing three growth factors, it proved to be effective in reducing brain inflammation, and much more.

Medicine January 2, 2018

Is Lou Gehrig's Disease Finally Curable? FDA Approves New ALS Treatment

FDA has approved a new ALS treatment for thousands of Americans suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease. How is it different from the older drug riluzole, which extends survival in patients?

Medicine May 7, 2017

Brushstrokes In Paintings Can Predict Onset Of Neurodegenerative Diseases Like Alzheimer's

Paint strokes of seven famous painters revealed that patterns in paintings may hint the onset of neurodegenerative disorders in artists. How does fractal analysis help detect the onset of Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease?

Public Health December 29, 2016

Can Nicotine Protect An Aging Brain?

Outside of tobacco use, nicotine may have protective benefit for aging brains. This opens the possibility that the substance can be used in addressing neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 25, 2016

Two-Fifths Of Parkinson's Patients Hide Symptoms, Diagnosis: Survey

People who are diagnosed with Parkinson's delay sharing their disease from others, even to those who are close to them. Nearly two-fifths of these people have felt forced to hide their symptoms or even lie about their diagnosis.

Life April 20, 2016

New Implantable Capsule Releases Antibodies To Help Fight Alzheimer's Disease

A promising, new implantable capsule developed by scientists in Switzerland offers hope for the early prevention of Alzheimer's disease. The capsule releases antibodies that clears a certain protein build-up in the brain.

Life March 19, 2016

Toxin From Algae Blooms May Cause Alzheimer's, Other Diseases

Exposure to neurotoxin BMAA linked to some algae blooms may up one’s risks of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. The findings stemmed from a study of the Chumorro villagers of Guam, who exhibited similar neurodegenerative symptoms in a mysterious illness.

Life January 22, 2016

Stem Cell Therapy For Parkinson's Disease Gets Approval For Human Testing

A new stem cell treatment in Australia designed to treat the root cause of Parkinson's disease has received approval for human testing. Cyto Therapeutics will conduct the clinical trial at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Life December 15, 2015

Impairment Of Sense Of Smell May Indicate Dementia

Losing the sense of smell may be an early indicator for dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases. Researchers found that the chances of developing these brain diseases increase as the ability to detect scents decreases.

Life November 18, 2015

Julianna Snow: Psychiatrist Says Children Below 5 Years Old Do Not Understand Death

A 5-year-old girl asked her parents to let her forgo treatment even if it meant losing her life, bringing into mind the question of whether or not children at this age can truly understand life and death. Psychiatrists say, not entirely.

Life October 31, 2015

Parents Allow 5-Year-Old Terminally Ill Daughter To Choose 'Heaven Or Hospital'

Parents of terminaly ill Julianna Snow allowed her to decide 'heaven or hospital' when she gets sick again. The five-year-old girl is suffering from a severe hereditary disease that weakened her lung muscles and simple diseases like colds could kill her.

Life October 28, 2015

Over 46 Million Suffer From Dementia, Number To Increase To 131.5 Million By 2050: World Alzheimer Report

The World Alzheimer Report for 2015 revealed that the current number of people who suffer from dementia will increase to 131.5 million by 2050. Different organizations call on the public to take action.

Life October 14, 2015

Feeling Dizzy After Standing May Hint Serious Health Problem, Higher Risks For Early Death

A new study has found that getting dizzy after a few minutes of standing can be a warning sign of underlying health problems.

Life September 26, 2015

Alzheimer's Could Be Transmissible: How It Happens And How To Prevent It

Researchers found that Alzheimer's disease may be transmitted from one person to another. In order to prevent this from happening, it is important to know how it occurs.

Life September 10, 2015

People Suffering From Gout Less Likely To Develop Alzheimer's: Study

Gout patients are 24 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, reveals a new study. The increased level of uric acid in gout patients is believed to play a neuroprotective role in the body.

Life March 5, 2015

Amino Acids in Protein Can Be Assembled Without DNA and mRNA: Study

DNA is known to provide the instructions for the production of proteins, but researchers have found evidence that amino acids can be assembled by another protein and without instructions from the DNA and mRNA.

Life January 3, 2015

Transforming thought into action: Accenture, Philips announce wearable tech for neurodegenerative patients

Patients with ALS may have some hope for autonomy in their lives after Accenture and Royal Philips announced a wearable display that could monitor brainwaves.

Life August 6, 2014

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