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UCF researchers utilize Human-on-a-Chip® approach to model ALS pathology
A new study published today demonstrates that a technology developed at the University of Central Florida could serve as a more reliable clinically-based model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and a better screening tool for novel therapies than currently use preclinical models. (2020-08-11)
REM sleep tunes eating behavior
REM sleep tunes eating behavior. (2020-08-06)
Research suggests viability of brain computer to improve function in paralyzed patient
Researchers demonstrated the success of a fully implantable wireless medical device called a stentrode brain-computer interface designed to improve functional independence in patients with severe paralysis. (2020-08-06)
How thoughts could one day control electronic prostheses, wirelessly
The current generation of neural implants record enormous amounts of neural activity, then transmit these brain signals through wires to a computer. (2020-08-04)
Stretches of repeating DNA predispose to systemic sclerosis
Researchers from the University of Tsukuba found that extended repeats of DNA in the gene FLI1 are associated with systemic sclerosis. (2020-08-03)
Adjustable lordotic expandable vs static lateral lumbar interbody fusion devices
The objective of this study is to compare the clinical and radiographic outcomes between patients treated with static and expandable interbody spacers with adjustable lordosis for MIS LLIF. (2020-07-31)
Stem cell 'therapy' injuries more widespread than we knew
Grotesque side effects from unproven 'stem cell' therapies are more common than we realized, reports a team of researchers led by UConn Health in Annals of Neurology on July 29. (2020-07-29)
Mental fatigue of multiple sclerosis linked to inefficient recruitment of neural resources
Results of the pilot study were consistent with prior research into brain activity in response to mental fatigue, according to Dr. (2020-07-28)
Solving the jigsaw puzzle of regional carbon budgets
Ciais and colleagues obtained the first bottom-up global land carbon budget from the sum of regional estimates, combining inventories with lateral transfers from the trade of wood and food products and the export of dissolved carbon by rivers to the oceans. (2020-07-24)
Erectile dysfunction drugs can help cells destroy misfolded proteins
PDE5 inhibitors -- which include the erectile dysfunction drugs sildenafil and tadalafil -- can activate the cell's protein quality-control systems and improve its ability to dispose of misfolded proteins. (2020-07-22)
Yale researchers discover potential treatment for rare degenerative disease
Yale pharmacology professor Barbara Ehrlich and her team have uncovered a mechanism driving a rare, lethal disease called Wolfram Syndrome and also a potential treatment. (2020-07-16)
Novel bone imaging approach provides insights into the progression of knee osteoarthritis
A new approach to functional bone imaging has established that bone metabolism is abnormally elevated in patients with knee osteoarthritis. (2020-07-13)
Research: Crop plants are taking up microplastics
Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) recently found that microplastics are indeed contaminating edible plants, including vegetables we eat. (2020-07-13)
Optical shaping of polarization anisotropy in a laterally-coupled-quantum-dot dimer
Coupled-quantum-dot (CQD) structures are considered to be an important building block in the development of scalable quantum devices. (2020-07-10)
Salmonella biofilm protein causes autoimmune responses -- Possible link with Alzheimer's
Scientists from the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and Temple University (Philadelphia, US) have demonstrated that a Salmonella biofilm protein can cause autoimmune responses and arthritis in animals. (2020-07-09)
Experimental drug shows early promise against inherited form of ALS, trial indicates
A clinical trial conducted at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2020-07-08)
Yellow pond-lily prefers cyclic flowers to spiral ones
Biologists from Lomonosov Moscow State University and HSE University have studied the patterns of flower development in yellow water-lily (Nuphar lutea). (2020-07-06)
Novel pathology could improve diagnosis and treatment of Huntington's and other diseases
Bristol scientists have discovered a novel pathology that occurs in several human neurodegenerative diseases, including Huntington's disease. (2020-06-30)
Researchers employ antennas for angstrom displacement sensing
Micro -- nano Optics and Technology Research Group led by Prof. (2020-06-28)
Clinical characteristics, outcomes in patients with COVID-19, multiple sclerosis
The clinical characteristics and outcomes in patients with multiple sclerosis who contract COVID-19 are described in this observational study, which identifies factors associated with COVID-19 severity. (2020-06-26)
Scientists devise new 'bar code' method to identify critical cell types in the brain
A discovery by researchers at Brown's Center for Translational Neuroscience could pave the way for future studies aimed at developing solutions to ALS and other vexing neuromuscular diseases. (2020-06-25)
Survey: Alternative medicine is widespread among people with MS
A new survey of more than 1,000 people with multiple sclerosis finds that an overwhelming majority use complementary and alternative medicine, with many using cannabis. (2020-06-25)
Hookworm trial offers new hope to MS patients
Parasitic worms could offer a new treatment hope for patients suffering from the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis, according to experts from the University of Nottingham. (2020-06-18)
Simple blood test could one day diagnose motor neurone disease
Scientists at the University of Sussex have identified a potential pattern within blood which signals the presence of motor neuron disease; a discovery which could significantly improve diagnosis. (2020-06-17)
Evidence lacking for drug treatment of multiple sclerosis-related cognitive impairment
There was insufficient evidence for cognitive efficacy across the spectrum of pharmacologic agents used in multiple sclerosis. (2020-06-17)
Seeing corneal degeneration in a new light
The molecular changes that lead to Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) occur decades before the disease causes blurry vision and other noticeable symptoms in patients, new research by UT Southwestern scientists shows. (2020-06-17)
Experts analyze options for treating multiple sclerosis-related cognitive impairment
'Evidence suggests that cognitive rehabilitation is effective in MS-related cognitive dysfunction, and may confer long-lasting effects,' said Dr. (2020-06-16)
Treating relapsing multiple sclerosis with hookworm infection
This randomized clinical trial assessed the effect of treating patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis with a therapeutic hookworm infection compared with placebo. (2020-06-15)
Case series: Teriflunomide therapy in COVID-19 patients with MS
Co-authors present the cases of five multiple sclerosis patients who developed COVID-19 infection while taking the oral disease-modifying therapy teriflunomide and continued taking the medication. (2020-06-12)
Experts clarify subtypes of multiple sclerosis to improve care and clinical trials
An international committee has clarified previously published descriptors of courses of MS and disease activity. (2020-06-11)
Researchers identify new genetic defect linked to ALS
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have identified how certain gene mutations cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. (2020-06-10)
Alzheimer research: Noise-inducing neurons shut down memories
Neurons that are responsible for new experiences interfere with the signals of neurons that contain memories and thereby disturb the recall of memories - at least in mice. (2020-06-09)
Birmingham scientists 're-train' immune system to prevent attack of healthy cells
The body's immune system can be re-wired to prevent it from recognising its own proteins which, when attacked by the body, can cause autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, a significant new study by UK scientists has found. (2020-06-09)
New antibody technology for monitoring MS patients may have potential in COVID-19 testing
A new study by Queen Mary University of London has demonstrated the effectiveness of using a novel light technology to monitor anti-drug antibodies in the treatment of MS, which leads to drug resistance and treatment failure. (2020-06-04)
Scientists decipher the role of carbon and the break-up of continents
An international collaboration has led scientists to new insights into the storage and dynamic transfer of carbon below thick and very old continental crust currently published in the journal Nature titled, Displacement of cratonic mantle and lithospheric channeling concentrates deep carbon during continental rifting. (2020-06-03)
Like a treasure map, brain region emphasizes reward location
In a study in rats, MIT neuroscientists found that a brain region called the lateral septum encodes spatial information with a special emphasis on the location of the reward. (2020-06-01)
Squid studies illuminate neural dysfunction in ALS; suggest new route to therapy
Yuyu Song of Harvard Medical School was a Grass Fellow at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) when she took advantage of a powerful research organism in neuroscience, the local squid, to start asking how a mutant protein associated with familial ALS behaves under controlled conditions. (2020-06-01)
Researchers conduct metabolite analysis of ALS patient blood plasma
High-throughput analysis of blood plasma could aid in identification of diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). (2020-05-29)
Restoring nerve-muscle communication in ALS
A new study finds that restoring the protein SV2 in a genetic form of ALS can correct abnormalities in transmission and even prevent cells from dying, providing a new target for future therapies. (2020-05-28)
Chirality-assisted lateral momentum transfer for bidirectional enantioselective separation
Chiral nanoparticles which twist the light were theoretically predicted to experience lateral forces perpendicular to light vector but lacks experimental verification. (2020-05-25)
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