neurodegeneration


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neurodegeneration

[‚nu̇·rō·di‚jen·ə′rā·shən]
(neuroscience)
The process in which neurons die.
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They don't get cardiovascular disease, cancer, neurodegeneration or diabetes or very low rates."
Lundbeck will focus on three main areas of biology: neurodegeneration, neuroinflammation and synaptic transmission which are relevant to a wide range of brain disorders, including depression, schizophrenia, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Huntington's diseases.
Geneticist and biochemist Ling Qi, assistant professor of nutritional sciences, leads a lab researching X-box binding protein, which has a role in both Type II diabetes and neurodegeneration, which leads to dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
The study enrolled 26 older adults (12 men, 14 women) with indications of early memory decline, representing increased risk of neurodegeneration and Alzheimer's disease.
Then they discuss the interplay between metals, toxicity, and neurodegeneration and how it affects oxidative stress, common mechanisms of neurotoxicity, the role of neuro-glia in the inflammatory process, and the activation of signaling pathways.
If activated, microglia (the innate immune cells of the central nervous system) play key roles in the progressive neurodegeneration of this disease.
According to the invention, the animal displays an identifiable phenotype related to lipid metabolism and neurodegeneration. This animal provides a model of neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer's disease, and may be useful for screening and testing modulating agents, substances and therapeutic compounds for neurodegenerative disorders.
One key finding from animal studies is that high blood alcohol levels which occur with binge drinking and alcoholism can cause neurodegeneration without any nutritional or other deficiency (Crews and Nixon 2008).
Louis, Missouri), Psychology In The Genome And Neuroscience Era is compendium of scholarly, in-depth studies of the various understandings of neurodevelopmental sciences in genetic and neurological approaches for the diagnosis and prevention of neurodegeneration in psychopathological procedures.
Their results, good and bad, continue to stir passions, and to raise hopes for cancer and organ transplantation and for new treatments for paralysis and neurodegeneration leading to Parkinson's or Alzheimer's diseases.
The investigators also showed that they could produce neurodegeneration by injecting prion-containing exosomes into the brains of rodents.
Apoptosis or programmed cell death is a normal physiological phenomena, however, uncontrolled apoptosis is a cause of neurodegeneration. Inhibition of such apoptosis is a viable therapeutic approach.