The discovery of abnormal chemical reactions may lead to novel targets for drugs that treat neurodegenerative diseases — ScienceDaily

A new study on Alzheimer’s disease by Scripps Research scientists has revealed a previously unknown biochemical cascade in the brain that leads to the destruction of synapses, the connections between nerve cells that are responsible for memory and cognition. The findings present a fresh angle for discovering drugs that treat Alzheimer’s disease, which affects roughly […]

New ALS guideline establishes national standard for managing neurodegenerative disease

The first Canadian guideline for the care and management of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — Lou Gehrig’s disease — recommends a patient-focused approach, with attention to holistic and emotional aspects of well-being. The guideline, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), is intended for ALS clinicians, allied health professionals and primary care providers, […]