Latest News

Vitamin P as a potential approach for the treatment of damaged motor neurons

Biologists in Germany have explored how to protect neurons that control movements from dying off. In a new paper, they report that the molecule 7,8-Dihydroxyflavone, also known as vitamin P, ensures the survival of motor neurons in culture. It sends the survival signal on another path than the molecule Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), which was previously considered a candidate for the treatment of motoneuron diseases or after spinal cord damage.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Dopamine replacement therapy associated with increase in impulse control disorders among early Parkinson's disease patients

  • Busy schedules force young people to manage time well

  • Stroke researchers link ability to self-administer medication with memory loss

  • Young people of color mistrust police, legal system, report finds

  • Ethnoburbs: Segregation in suburbia

  • Notion of love can lead to greater acceptance of couples' rights

  • How genes, gender and environment influence substance abuse

  • Provider, parental assumptions on teen sex yield 'missed opportunities' for HPV vaccine

  • Poor health literacy poses risks for pacemaker, defibrillator patients

  • Genes determine traces that stress leaves behind on brains

  •