Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDTUCLA researchers have discovered the molecular basis of, and identified potential treatment for, an incurable disease known as inclusion body myopathy, Paget disease with frontotemporal dementia...
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDTLed by professor Ludo Van Den Bosch (VIB-KU Leuven), scientists from Belgium, the UK and the US have identified new processes that form protein "clumps" that are characteristic of amyotrophic...
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDTResearchers have uncovered a number of compounds - including caffeine - that boost production of the enzyme NMNAT2, which may protect against dementia.
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDTNew study shows that resveratrol reduces age-induced deterioration of neuromuscular synapses in mice. Anti-diabetes drug may also slow down muscular aging.
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDTUsing 3D electron microscopy, structural biologists from the University of Zurich succeeded in elucidating the architecture of the lamina of the cell nucleus at molecular resolution for the first...
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDTAn eight-week mindfulness-based meditation program led to improved quality of life and psychological well-being in clinical trial of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDTThe 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 PDTDietary 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 PDTA 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 PDTNew 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 PDTThe 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 PDTA 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 PDTA 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 PDTA 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 PDTScientists 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 PDTMyotonic 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 PDTScientists 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 PDTMitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (Head Office: Osaka; President & Representative Director, CEO: Dr.
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PDTGiven 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 PDTA 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 PDTSpinal 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 PDTThe UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) finds babies should not be screened for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PDTResearchers 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 PDTA 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 PDTIn 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.