Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PSTThe most common genetic cause of the brain diseases frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a mutation in the C9orf72 gene.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PSTDietary intervention could benefit heart health in those with muscular dystrophy. That's according to new research published in Experimental Physiology.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PSTA team of biomedical scientists has identified a molecule that targets a gene known to play a critical role in the rapid progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), sometimes known as Lou...
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PSTNew study finds that mutations in INPP5K gene cause a new type of congenital muscular dystrophy with short stature, cataracts, and intellectual disability.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PSTThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Emflaza (deflazacort) tablets and oral suspension to treat patients age 5 years and older with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a rare genetic...
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PSTA brain-computer interface has been found to enable people in a completely locked-in state in the late stages of ALS to communicate meaningfully.
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTA bacterial by-product known to be important in maintaining gut health may slow the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS - a progressive, neurodegenerative disease.
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTA team of scientists led by Dr. Paulo A Ferreira at Duke University Medical Center and whose work was supported by the National Institutes of Health, has found evidence that derailing the transport...
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTScientists have found a molecule that restores normal levels of a protein responsible for Alzheimer's disease; tests were performed on mice and monkeys.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTMyotonic dystrophy type I (MD1) is a common form of muscular dystrophy associated with muscle wasting, weakness, and myotonia.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PSTScientists on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed broad methods to design precision medicines against currently incurable diseases caused by RNA.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 02:00:00 PSTMitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (Head Office: Osaka; President & Representative Director, CEO: Dr.
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PSTGiven that football players have a high risk of head trauma, a new study investigates if this also puts them at risk of brain degenerative disease.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:00:00 PSTA team of researchers investigates details of the cellular mechanisms involved in transforming a stem cell into a motor neuron, through direct programming.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PSTSpinal muscular atrophy type 1 kills most infants by their second birthday. A new drug has shown positive results against the disease in young patients.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PSTThe UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) finds babies should not be screened for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PSTResearchers reveal how the cancer drug sunitinib may reduce muscle weakness for patients with facioscapulohumeral dystrophy - a form of muscular dystrophy.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PSTA new form of 3D imaging of muscles has allowed researchers to "see" inside muscle and trace long cables made up of a protein called collagen.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PSTIn the UMC Utrecht a brain implant has been placed in a patient enabling her to operate a speech computer with her mind. The researchers and the patient worked intensively to get the settings right.
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PSTMouse model may help researchers better understand progressive neurological disease.
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTNew research suggests that physical fitness, body mass index (BMI), IQ, and stress resilience in young adulthood may have effects on the risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTProgressively shortening telomeres - the protective caps on the end of chromosomes - may be responsible for the weakened, enlarged hearts that kill many sufferers of Duchenne muscular dystrophy...
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PSTIs what you eat associated with better function and respiratory function for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) soon after diagnosis?
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PSTSeverity of disease tied to gene that modulates the immune system.A new paper, co-written by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York, increases the understanding of...
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PSTBreakthrough research has discovered that a cell that usually supports motor neuron function can become destructive and cause cell death in ALS patients.