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neurodegeneration

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  • n. The degeneration (and death) of neurons

Etymologies

neuro- +‎ degeneration (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Coker said the negative effects of hormone therapy on cognitive skills may not be related primarily to vascular disease but to neurodegeneration, which is supported by the first study's findings of brain atrophy.

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  • If left in the cell all of these elements can be deleterious, leading to conditions such as neurodegeneration and cancer.

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  • The projects also aim at harnessing novel biological processes with clinical manifestations, such as neurodegeneration, and identifying new targets and therapeutic approaches that promote neuroprotection.

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  • Children lacking the gene for ATM develop ataxia-telangiectasia, a disease that causes several debilitating problems, such as neurodegeneration, cancer and sensitivity to irradiation that leads to irreparable, double-stranded DNA breaks.

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  • "Although much more work is necessary to completely understand this association, if repetitive head trauma can trigger this kind of neurodegeneration, then by studying the effects of repetitive mild brain trauma, we can learn about the early triggers of ALS and how to slow, reduce and reverse them.

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  • "An accumulation of iron in neurons seems to be a final end-stage event in neurodegeneration, whether it be Alzheimer's or Parkinson's, [or] any [condition] related to tau abnormalities," says Dr. Bush, who is also a fellow at the university's Mental Health Research Institute.

    A New Target in Fighting Brain Disease: Metals

  • We often look for risk factors: age, family history or other illnesses like diabetes or Parkinson's that predispose someone to neurodegeneration.

    Gary W. Small, M.D.: Paul McCartney's Memory Lapses

  • A review conducted in 2008 by scientists from the University of Pretoria and the University of Limpopo found that consuming a lot of aspartame may inhibit the ability of enzymes in your brain to function normally, and may lead to neurodegeneration.

    Dr. Joseph Mercola: America's Deadliest Sweetener Betrays Millions, Then Hoodwinks You With Name Change

  • “We show, I believe, the first evidence that even if the brain suffered some very severe neurodegeneration and the individual exhibits very severe learning impairment and memory loss, there is still the possibility to improve learning ability and recover to a certain extent lost long-term memories,” Dr. Tsai said in a telephone interview.

    Alzheimer’s May Be Reversible | Impact Lab

  • Enhanced environment restores memory in mice with neurodegeneration

    April 29th, 2007

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