#Enfermedadrara, medicamento caro | España | EL PAÍS

Originally posted 2017-05-29 08:35:51.


Las familias de personas con atrofia muscular espinal (AME) están revolucionadas. La Agencia Europea del Medicamento ha recomendado ya que se apruebe el que sería el primer tratamiento específico para su dolencia, una cadena de nucleótidos, los componentes del ADN, que podría paliar el efecto de su mutación y frenar —e incluso recuperar— la progresiva muerte de as neuronas que mueven sus músculos. En EE UU ya se aprobó, y la decisión de la agencia se espera en un par de semanas. Pero, como dice la presidenta de la Fundación AME España (Fundame), Mencía de Lemus, tienen un miedo: su precio. Aunque nunca es el mismo a ambos lados del Atlántico, el que ya está fijado en EE UU ronda los 800.000 euros anuales por persona. Y, como se vio en el caso de la hepatitis C, eso puede ser un motivo para que se retrase la distribución del medicamento.

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Maternal immune dysfunction linked to risk of #autism with intellectual disability in children

Originally posted 2016-06-26 09:47:25.

Pregnant women with higher levels of inflammatory cytokines and chemokines, proteins that control communication between cells of the immune system, may be at significantly greater risk of having a child with autism combined with intellectual disability, researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute have found.

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Multiple Studies Find Ketogenic Diet Helps Reverse #Autistic Symptoms | Wake Up World

Originally posted 2017-05-29 08:23:44.


In late 2015, results from a National Health Interview Survey regarding the rate of autism in the United States sent shockwaves across the nation. Contrary to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) official estimate that 1 in 68 American children are now autistic, the new data found 1 in 45 children, ages 3 through 17, have been diagnosed with the disorder. While the new numbers were calculated from a parental survey and aren’t an official replacement for the CDC estimate, the agency admits its data has limitations and could very well have underestimated the prevalence of autism in the U.S.

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La #epilepsia ‘se tambalea’ ante el estudio de las señales neuronales

Originally posted 2017-05-28 10:06:40.


Investigadores del Centro de Tecnología Biomédica de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) han confirmado que el estudio de las alteraciones neuronales a través de la resonancia magnética y el electroencefalograma puede mejorar el diagnóstico diferencial de la epilepsia. “Un conocimiento más profundo de la etiología de este síndrome puede facilitar el diagnóstico, el pronóstico y también ser de gran utilidad para guiar la terapia en estos pacientes”, ha explicado Ana Beatriz Solana, una de las autoras de este trabajo.

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#Alzheimer’s Association calls for new strategies against dementia in Scientific American | Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Originally posted 2017-05-29 08:22:15.


The time has come for advancing combination therapies against Alzheimer’s disease, explains James A. Hendrix, Ph.D., Alzheimer’s Association director of global science initiatives, in a new post appearing this week on Scientific American’s “Observations” blog.

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#Autism, #Schizophrenia, #ADHD, and #Bipolar Disorder Risk in Kids Linked to Older Dads: Study

Originally posted 2016-06-24 10:20:34.


Autism, schizophrenia, ADHD, and bipolar disorder risk in kids may be linked to older dads, according to research. American and Swedish researchers analyzed data from over 2.6 million Swedes. Men who fathered children after the age of 24 faced higher risks of having children with psychiatric problems or academic difficulties. The greatest risk was seen in men who fathered children after the age of 45.

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The Answer to #Alzheimer’s | Yanko Design

Originally posted 2016-06-26 09:46:18.


Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most difficult for patients and their loved ones not only because of the mental deterioration but also the lack of independence and stigma associated with dementia. This system of devices, called Emma, work together to bring the user independence and positive behavioral reinforcement to ease their suffering during the moderate stages of the disease.

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AANS Neurosurgeon Study Reveals Insights Into Protein Linked to Cancer and #Alzheimer’s Disease – AANS Neurosurgeon

Originally posted 2016-06-24 10:18:36.

 

Traditionally, drugs that are used to treat cancer and Alzheimer’s disease target specific sites on specific protein molecules. They try to match the shape of “pockets” that can be found on each molecule. However, a new study from the University of Notre Dame suggests there may be other approached to targeting these proteins.

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3 Questions Every #Alzheimer’s Caregiver Should Ask About Palliative Care | Alzheimer’s Reading Room

Originally posted 2016-06-24 10:19:16.


Alzheimer’s Disease is a terminal illness, people can die from its complications. Medications do not stop the neurons from dying off. No procedures reverse dementia. From a palliative care perspective, every decision is made based on how the treatment will maintain, or improve, the life of a person living with dementia.

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Researchers studying century-old drug in potential new approach to #autism

Originally posted 2017-05-28 10:01:42.


In a small, randomized Phase I/II clinical trial (SAT1), researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say a 100-year-old drug called suramin, originally developed to treat African sleeping sickness, was safely administered to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), who subsequently displayed measurable, but transient, improvement in core symptoms of autism.

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