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Heterogeneously delightful: three more MS forms detected by AI-integrated scans

MS is a neurological (nerve) condition and is one of the most common causes of disability in young people. It arises when the immune...

Unbalanced PUFA ratio deregulate dopamine in utero: and the offspring get “hedonic” on food

Omega-6 fats are found in grapeseed oil, corn oil and sesame oil, and are a staple of several salad dressings in world cuisine. Omega-3...

Disease-modifying aminoacids: arginine in the spotlight for genetic ataxias

Familial spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA), Huntington disease, and spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy are inherited neurodegenerative diseases. Because of their similar molecular pathogenesis, they are...

Inflammation, immunity, diet and sleep: who regulates who?

Inflammation, which is the root cause of autoimmune disorders including arthritis, type 1 diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn's disease, has unexpected effects on...

Essential tremor: as orphan for true drugs, so it is its regulating receptor

Essential tremor is the most common movement disorder in the United States, affecting about 10 million Americans (approximately eight times as many people as...

ALS gene therapy: viral vector trying to SOD 1 right message to motorneurons

Lou Gehrig’s disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) hits over 5000 Americans each year, and about 30,000 people in the US have this disease...

Genetic ataxia: SCAvenging the mutation is far, better to SirTwining with “energy”

Spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 (SCA7) is an inherited neurodegenerative disorder that causes progressive problems with vision, movement, and balance. Individuals with SCA7 have CAG-polyglutamine...

Breast cancer in the outer: exosomes “cross the line” to siege brain

Metastasizing breast cancers typically seek out the bones, lungs and brain. Brain metastases are especially dangerous; many women survive for less than a year...

Resveratrol: the polyphenol from “wild berries” preventing “going nuts”

Resveratrol is a natural non-flavonoid polyphenol found abundantly in the skins and seeds of berries and grapes and, of course, in red wine, which...

Parkinson: from hypertension an approved drug to slow down the progression

A prescribed drug to treat high blood pressure has shown promise against conditions such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and forms of dementia in studies carried...

Niagen: pre-clinical encouragements for a revolutionary vitamin

Nicotinamide riboside (NR) is a cell-charging vitamin clinically proven to boost NAD, a critical coenzyme as essential to cells as food, water, and oxygen....

PSP: being orphan for drugs, the tracer at least marks for discrimination

PSP is is a rare brain disorder of the atypical parkinsonism group, characterized by four-repeat tau aggregates in neurons (neurofibrillary tangles) and glia in...

Fighting neurodegeneration: SUMO is not the right style

Studying the fundamental aspects of biology can sometimes lead to unexpected findings that directly relate to human disease. In one of the latest examples...

How emotions directly and indirectly influence cancer: the first systematic study

"The relationship between a person's emotional state and cancer has been demonstrated in the past, but mainly in relation to negative feelings such as...

Gene therapy: would ALS and SMA be the next candidates?

Spinal muscular atrophy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis are two devastating neurological conditions with the common pathological sign of motor neuron degeneration, which eventually leads...

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