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San Francisco, Calif. –  Multiple sclerosis patients whose blood tests reveal elevated NfL, a biomarker of nerve damage, could see worsening disability one to two years later, according to a new study spearheaded by researchers at UC San Francisco. The study is the first to quantify the timeframe preceding disability...
Checkpoint with forkhead and ring finger (CHFR) is a mitotic stress checkpoint gene whose promoter is frequently methylated in various kinds of cancer. In gastric cancer, CHFR promoter hypermethylation has been reported to lead to chromosome instability (CIN) and genetic instability is one of the hallmarks of human cancer. A...
Toruń, Poland – Boys suffering from Barth syndrome, a genetic determined disease with a very high mortality rate, finally have hope for a cure. What has contributed to this finding is research of Dr. habil Karolina Mikulska-Ruminska, Nicolaus Copernicus University (Torun, Poland) CU Professor from the Institute of Physics. The...
Cleveland, Ohio – A team led by scientists at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has identified a new therapeutic approach for combating neurodegenerative diseases, offering hope of improved treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Vanishing White Matter disease and multiple sclerosis, among others. Neurodegenerative diseases, which affect millions...
Orange, California – Alzheimer’s disease is the world’s most common neurodegenerative disease, affecting more than 50 million people globally. Alzheimer’s disease is also among the most fatal, landing as one of the top five causes of death worldwide. However, most currently available treatments are limited to alleviating the disease’s symptoms....