Neuromuscular DiseaseInfo Center

Strawberries Get Sweeter
A naturally occurring compound found in strawberries and other produce has been shown to slow motor problems and death associated with three models of Huntington's disease.
Triple-Header Treatment?
The discovery of a small family of molecules could lead to big advances in the treatment of Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Huntington's diseases. The molecules protect brain cells in these nerve-degenerative diseases.
Smoke Signals
According to new research from the University of Texas Health Science Center, two significant signaling molecules communicate through nerve cells to regulate electrical and chemical activity.
Making Connections
The brain consists of a complex web of connections. In order for people to integrate and synthesize information from various parts of the brain, brain cells create long-distance links between one another.
The Space Between
UCLA scientists believe that targeting the neurons between cells can help treat patients suffering from anxiety and memory disorders.
Blood Test Could Predict Alzheimer's
A blood test shows amazing accuracy in detecting Alzheimer's disease, which could help patients with dementia achieve earlier diagnosis and be able to better plan for the future.
The Way Your Brain 'Cleans House' Could Point to Alzheimer's Disease
A key protein involved in Alzheimer's disease is produced at a normal rate but is not sufficiently removed in the disease.
The Pen Behind 'Potter' Establishes MS Research Institute
Harry Potter scribe J.K. Rowling has donated £10 million to the University of Edinburgh to establish the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic.
When it Comes to Tea, Go "Green"
Digested green tea is more potent than its fresh-brewed undigested form and may be useful in preventing Alzheimer's disease and even cancer.
MS Gene is More Common in Women
In search of the cause of multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers are currently examining the genetic environment in which the disease arises.