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Pfizer Buys FoldRx–Company Focused on Treatments for Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s Disease, And Cystic fib by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 01 Sep 2010 11:04am The bigger pharma companies continue with acquisitions and FoldRX focuses on niche disease cures in the neurological area.  Next year is when the patent expires for Lipitor and the company is looking for ways to replace lost revenue that will occur when generics become available.  BD  Pfizer Inc.. agreed to buy closely held FoldRx ... Read on »
Chromosome Alone: Huntington Disease by quiact Posted Wed 01 Apr 2009 2:49pm Huntington disease is a unique chromosome that results in one possessing   both movement and neurological abnormalities in time. The disease was first given its name that was well over a hundred years ago by a physician who had his surname to offer this devastating and degenerative brain disorder.    Huntington disease (HD) is progressive once symp ... Read on »
World Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Day!! by Clueless C. Health Maven Posted Wed 22 Sep 2010 12:00am Okay, this wasn't meant to be a joke, but the World Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Day was actually yesterday and I forgot.  You can stop laughing now!!  This disease is devastating for the person with it and for the friends and families of those who have this disease.  During the course of my career, I have helped families and clien ... Read on »
Newborn Screening for Alzheimer's Disease? by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 6:18pm Don't Forget that Gene Genie is up atNeurophilosophy so check it out! I want to thank theConnecticut Geriatric Sociteyfor inviting me to speak at their wonderful group's Annual Meeting. It was a lively time and the Salmon was excellent. At the end of the lecture we had a lively debate with several clinicians. Family history is king ... Read on »
Study sheds light on Huntington disease with implications for other neurodegenerative disorders by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 08 Jun 2009 6:35pm A common theme among neurodegenerative diseases is that there is a some kind of "nucleating protein" which aggregates within specific areas of the brain. There is debate as to whether the aggregates cause disease, or are simply an attempt by brain cells to sequester bad proteins. If the former is true, then therapy should be aimed at disaggregating ... Read on »
Drug Shows Promise for Huntington’s Disease by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Mon 08 Feb 2010 3:19pm An early stage clinical trial of the experimental drug dimebon (latrepirdine) in people with Huntington’s disease appears to be safe and may improve cognition. That is the conclusion of a study published today in the Archives of Neurology. “This is the first clinical trial that has focused on what is perhaps the most disabling aspect of the ... Read on »
The Galapagos Islands and Huntington's chorea by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 14 Sep 2008 4:49pm Ahh, Blue-Footed Boobies! One of my favorite authors, Kurt Vonnegut, wrote about Huntington's Disease in the great book, Galapagos. The main character's pending and inevitable onset of neurological wasting intrigued me. I tried to imagine what that must be like. Since Mr. Vonnegut wrote that book, researchers have identified the gen ... Read on »
Dr.Mao, Brain Foods, Autism, And Alzheimer's Prevention by Dr. B G Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Tue 03 Mar 2009 2:16pm I like Dr. Mao for his quickie Yahoo tidbits... His advice is great! And very aligned to TrackYourPlaque and longevity as well imho. Sometimes I wonder what's more important...our brain or our heart? Or the vasculature which is what we 'track' at TYP...? I'm grateful actually that ALL in fact improve exponentially with the same program. How ... Read on »
Dimebon Connection Study Complete, Additional Phase 3 Trials Still Open by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Thu 11 Jun 2009 7:16pm Medivation, Inc. (MDVN) today announced the completion of patient enrollment in the CONNECTION study, a six-month, confirmatory, pivotal Phase 3 trial of the investigational drug dimebon in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease. The following Dimebon Clinical Phase Three Clinical Trials are open to new participants or scheduled to ... Read on »
Huntington’s Disease: A Personal Story of Genetic Testing by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted Thu 19 Nov 2009 10:02pm On Sunday, the NY Times ran an amazing interview/profile of a young woman who, at age 23, decided to be tested for Huntington’s disease: “ Facing Life with a Fatal Gene.” By sharing her personal story and much more in such a large forum, Ms. Moser (the young woman) and the journalist, Amy Harmon, have brought awareness and education for HD into ... Read on »