Technique to boost brain functions
A CHINESE-influenced meditation technique appears to help the brain regulate behaviour after as little as 11 hours of practice, according to a study released Monday.
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Biogen Idec And Knopp Neurosciences Announce License Agreement For Late-Stage ALS Drug Candidate
Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) and Knopp Neurosciences announced they have entered into an exclusive, worldwide license agreement under which Biogen Idec will develop and commercialize KNS-760704 (dexpramipexole) for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and potentially other indications. KNS-760704 is a novel oral neuroprotective therapy under …
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Discovery Opens Door To Therapeutic Development For FSH Muscular Dystrophy
Scientists are closer to understanding what triggers muscle damage in one of the most common forms of muscular dystrophy, called facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). FSHD affects about 1 in 20,000 people, and is named for progressive weakness and wasting of muscles in the face, shoulders and upper arms. Although not life-threatening, the disease is disabling. The facial weakness in …
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