Atomic Force Microscopy Assays for Evaluating Polyglutamine Aggregation in Solution and on Surfaces
Mutations which cause an expansion of CAG triplet repeats encoding polyglutamine (polyQ) are responsible for the subsequent misfolding of specific proteins that contribute directly to the pathogenesis of at least nine neurodegenerative disorders, including Huntington’s disease (HD) and the spinocerebellar ataxias (SCAs). Expansion of polyQ tracts results in the aggregation of these proteins, potentially through a variety of precursor aggregates, into fibrillar structures. There may also be a variety of aggregates formed that are off-pathway to the formation of fibrils. Here, detailed protocols for analyzing the aggre...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Genetics/Genomics - June 3, 2013 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Pollution Concerns Could Douse California Beach Fires
Air quality regulators, citing pollution and health risks, have proposed removing more than 800 fire pits that dot the coastline of Los Angeles and Orange Counties.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By IAN LOVETT Tags: Huntington Beach (Calif) Air Pollution Beaches California Law and Legislation Source Type: news

Photo Release -- Newport News Shipbuilding Appoints John Temple to Vice President of Contracts Management for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., May 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that John Temple has been promoted to vice president of contracts management for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS). SRNS is a joint partnership between Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS), Fluor Corp. and Honeywell that manages operations of the Department of Energy's Savannah River Site in Aiken, S.C. (Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - May 29, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Little less protein may be answer in neurodegenerative disorders
BCM researchers are among those to identify a molecular pathway that may help reduce symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s, in the future. (Source: Baylor College of Medicine News)
Source: Baylor College of Medicine News - May 29, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Huntington's Disease Breakthrough
Researchers at Lund University have succeeded in preventing very early symptoms of Huntington's disease, depression and anxiety, by deactivating the mutated huntingtin protein in the brains of mice. "We are the first to show that it is possible to prevent the depression symptoms of Huntington's disease by deactivating the diseased protein in nerve cell populations in the hypothalamus in the brain. This is hugely exciting and bears out our previous hypotheses", explains �sa Petersén, Associate Professor of Neuroscience at Lund University... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Huntingtons Disease Source Type: news

Searching For Biomarkers In Huntington's Disease
While Huntington's disease (HD) is currently incurable, the HD research community anticipates that new disease-modifying therapies in development may slow or minimize disease progression. The success of HD research depends upon the identification of reliable and sensitive biomarkers to track disease and evaluate therapies, and these biomarkers may eventually be used as outcome measures in clinical trials. Biomarkers could be especially helpful to monitor changes during the time prior to diagnosis and appearance of overt symptomatology... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Huntingtons Disease Source Type: news

Breakthrough on Huntington's disease
(Lund University) Researchers at Lund University have succeeded in preventing very early symptoms of Huntington's disease, depression and anxiety, by deactivating the mutated huntingtin protein in the brains of mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

A pan-European study: Signs of motor disorders can appear years before disease manifestation
(Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres) It is known that signs of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's and Huntington's disease can appear years before the disease becomes manifest; these signs take the form of subtle changes in the brain and behavior of individuals affected. For the first time, an international group of researchers led by the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases and the Bonn University Hospital has proven the existence of such signatures for motor disorders belonging to the group of "spinocerebellar ataxias." (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Leading researchers report on the elusive search for biomarkers in Huntington's disease
(IOS Press) The success of HD research depends upon the identification of reliable and sensitive biomarkers to track disease and evaluate therapies, and these biomarkers may eventually be used as outcome measures in clinical trials. Biomarkers could be especially helpful to monitor changes during the time prior to diagnosis and appearance of overt symptomatology. Three reports in the current issue of the Journal of Huntington's disease explore the potential of neuroimaging, proteomic analysis of brain tissue, and plasma inflammatory markers as biomarkers for HD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 20, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Scientists Identify Early Predictors Of Disease Progression Which Could Speed Huntington's Disease Drug Trials
Scientists have identified a set of tests that could help identify whether and how Huntington's disease (HD) is progressing in groups of people who are not yet showing symptoms. The latest findings from the TRACK-HD study*, published Online First in The Lancet Neurology, could be used to assess whether potential new treatments are slowing the disease up to 10 years before the development of noticeable symptoms. "Currently, the effectiveness of a new drug is decided by its ability to treat symptoms... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Huntingtons Disease Source Type: news

Assisted dying: the sons who helped their mother die and want a change in the law
The sons of a woman who chose to die at the Dignitas clinic rather than succumb to Huntington's Disease are now pushing for a change in the law to make "assisted dying" legal.     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - May 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer drug prevents build-up of toxic brain protein
(Georgetown University Medical Center) Researchers have used tiny doses of a leukemia drug to halt accumulation of toxic proteins in the brains of mice. They say their study offers a unique and exciting strategy to treat neurodegenerative diseases that feature abnormal buildup of proteins in Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, frontotemporal dementia, Huntington's disease and Lewy body dementia, among others. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 10, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Early Signposts Predict Onset of Huntington's (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Specific cognitive, psychiatric, motor, and imaging findings predicted clinical decline in individuals carrying the mutation for Huntington's disease more than 10 years before expected disease onset, a multinational study has shown. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 9, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Huntington Ingalls Industries to Host First Quarter Earnings Conference Call and Webcast on May 8
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., May 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) will release its first quarter 2013 financial results on Wednesday, May 8 and host an earnings conference call at 9 a.m. Eastern the same day. The call will be webcast live on HII's website: (Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - May 6, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Photo Release -- Huntington Ingalls Industries' Wellness Program Hosts Sixth Annual 5K in Newport News
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., May 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- More than 1,100 runners and walkers pounded the pavement in the name of good health Saturday in the sixth annual 5K fun run hosted by Huntington Ingalls Industries' (NYSE:HII) HealthWaves wellness program at Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS). (Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - May 6, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Four Central Arkansas Fitness Centers Sold to Group Led by Stephens Execs for $18.8M
The transaction includes three Little Rock properties: the Little Rock Athletic Club at 4610 Sam Peck Road, Little Rock Racquet Club at 1 Huntington Road and Downtown Athletic Club at 111 Center St. The fourth piece of the deal is North Little Rock Athletic Club at 3804 McCain Park Drive. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 29, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

From the Archives…
The Long Beach Earthquake Eighty years ago, in April 1933, Southern California was recovering from a major earthquake that struck March 10. The quake hit at 5:54 p.m. and a series of aftershocks ensued. The epicenter of the quake was located about three miles off the coast of Newport Beach, but the greatest destruction occurred approximately 20 miles away in Long Beach, as well as Compton and Huntington Park. More than 20,000 homes were damaged, nearly 5,000 were injured and over 120 died.  Damage occurred in both Los Angeles County and neighboring Orange County. Red Cross first aid units cared for 2,500 emergency ca...
Source: Red Cross Chat - April 26, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Whitney Hopkins Tags: Disaster Response History Volunteers Source Type: news

Potential Advantages Offered By Sheep, Minipig Models Of Huntington's Disease
Scientific progress in Huntington's disease (HD) relies upon the availability of appropriate animal models that enable insights into the disease's genetics and/or pathophysiology. Large animal models, such as domesticated farm animals, offer some distinct advantages over rodent models, including a larger brain that is amenable to imaging and intracerebral therapy, longer lifespan, and a more human-like neuro-architecture... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Huntingtons Disease Source Type: news

Common Neurodegenerative Disorder Caused By Production Of Toxic Protein
Researchers have recently discovered that an expansion of DNA in patients with the common neurodegenerative disorder Fragile X-associated Tremor syndrome causes the production of an abnormal protein that is toxic to neurons. The findings, which are reported online in the Cell Press journal Neuron, suggest an unexpected process by which DNA expansions might lead to neurodegenerative diseases - including Huntington's disease and ALS. This discovery reveals a common feature among these diseases that could be targeted to treat affected individuals... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Large animal models of Huntington's disease offer new and promising research options
(IOS Press) Scientific progress in HD relies upon availability of appropriate animal models enabling insights into genetics and/or pathophysiology. Large animal models, like domesticated farm animals, offer some distinct advantages over rodents, including a larger brain amenable to imaging and intracerebral therapy, longer lifespan, and more human-like neuro-architecture. Three articles in the latest issue of the Journal of Huntington's Disease discuss the potential benefits of using large animal models in HD research and the implications for the development of gene therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 22, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Production of toxic protein causes common neurodegenerative disorder
(Cell Press) Researchers have recently discovered that an expansion of DNA in patients with the common neurodegenerative disorder Fragile X-associated tremor syndrome causes the production of an abnormal protein that is toxic to neurons. The findings suggest an unexpected process by which DNA expansions might lead to neurodegenerative diseases -- including Huntington's disease and ALS. This discovery reveals a common feature among these diseases that could be targeted to treat affected individuals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 18, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Huntington's, Alzheimer's And Parkinson's Patients May Benefit From Exciting Breakthrough By Scientists
A significant breakthrough has been made by scientists at The University of Manchester towards developing an effective treatment for neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington's, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Researchers at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology have detailed how an enzyme in the brain interacts with an exciting drug-like lead compound for Huntington's Disease to inhibit its activity. Their findings demonstrate that it can be developed as an effective treatment for neurodegenerative diseases. The research is published in the journal Nature... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Huntingtons Disease Source Type: news

Scientists map structure of brain disease molecule
Conclusion This research represents an exciting development for scientists studying neurodegenerative disorders and those attempting to develop therapies for their treatment. The researchers say that this new detailed knowledge of KMO’s structure and, in particular, knowledge about the binding of KMO and one of its inhibitors will allow for the development of screens that can sift through collections of chemicals to help identify other compounds that may both bind with KMO and pass the blood-brain barrier. These new compounds could then be investigated as potential drugs targeting KMO for the treatment of diseases su...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Source Type: news

Smell and taste experts to discuss new discoveries
(Association for Chemoreception Sciences) Members of AChemS are arriving in Huntington Beach to present the latestfindings generated from research on taste, smell and related issues.Research topics range from molecular biology to the clinical diagnosis and treatment of smell andtaste disorders.April 17-21, 2012,Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort, Huntington Beach, California; Phone 1-714-698-1234 and850-241-6392 (cell). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 11, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Degenerative disease researchers make breakthrough in bid to find treatment for Parkinson's and Huntington's
Researchers at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology have said an enzyme in the brain interacts with a drug-like lead compound for Huntington's Disease to inhibit its activity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roche and Isis Pharmaceuticals Form Alliance
Roche and Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. have formed an alliance to develop treatments for Huntington's disease. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - April 10, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Pharma Manufacturing Source Type: news

Roche to use Isis's technology to develop brain disorder drug
(Reuters) - Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc said it will form an alliance with Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG to develop treatments for Huntington's disease, a genetic brain disorder, based on the U.S. company's technology. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Doctors claim Prime hospital kept them from patients
Christina JewettMonica Lam/California WatchA dozen Southern California doctors are accusing the leadership of a Prime Healthcare Services hospital of refusing to notify them about their patients because they won’t engage in profit-driven practices, according to a request for a restraining order filed this week.The San Bernardino County physician group suing Chino Valley Medical Center and its director say it has been asked to needlessly admit patients from the emergency room into hospital beds,according to the lawsuit filed Wednesday in San Bernardino County Superior Court. The group’s doctors also have been ur...
Source: http://californiawatch.org/topic/health-and-welfare/feed - March 29, 2013 Category: American Health Authors: Christina Jewett Tags: Health and Welfare Daily Report Decoding Prime Prime Healthcare Source Type: news

Doctors claim Prime hospital kept them from patients
Christina JewettMonica Lam/California WatchA dozen Southern California doctors are accusing the leadership of a Prime Healthcare Services hospital of refusing to notify them about their patients because they won’t engage in profit-driven practices, according to a request for a restraining order filed this week.The San Bernardino County physician group suing Chino Valley Medical Center and its director say it has been asked to needlessly admit patients from the emergency room into hospital beds,according to the lawsuit filed Wednesday in San Bernardino County Superior Court. The group’s doctors also have been ur...
Source: California Watch - March 29, 2013 Category: American Health Authors: Christina Jewett Tags: Health and Welfare Daily Report Decoding Prime Prime Healthcare Source Type: news

NIH funds UT Dallas study on cause of Huntington's disease
(University of Texas at Dallas) Dr. Santosh D'Mello, professor of molecular and cell biology at The University of Texas at Dallas, has received a federal grant for research that may shed light on why and how specific brain cells are affected by Huntington's disease, a devastating, degenerative brain disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 26, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New Structural Insight Into Neurodegenerative Disease
A research team from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) released their results on the structure and molecular details of the neurodegenerative disease-associated protein Ataxin-1. Mutations in Ataxin-1 cause the neurological disease, Spinocerebella Ataxia Type 1 (SCA1), which is characterized by a loss of muscular coordination and balance (ataxia), as is seen in Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and Huntington's diseases. SCA1-causing mutations in the ATAXIN1 gene alter the length of a glutamine stretch in the Ataxin-1 protein... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

The Model Organism Dictyostelium discoideum
Much of our knowledge of molecular cellular functions is based on studies with a few number of model organisms that were established during the last 50 years. The social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum is one such model, and has been particularly useful for the study of cell motility, chemotaxis, phagocytosis, endocytic vesicle traffic, cell adhesion, pattern formation, caspase-independent cell death, and, more recently, autophagy and social evolution. As nonmammalian model of human diseases D. discoideum is a newcomer, yet it has proven to be a powerful genetic and cellular model for investigating host–pathogen inte...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Microbiology - March 6, 2013 Category: Microbiology Source Type: news

IU discovery on animal memory opens doors to research on memory impairment diseases
(Indiana University) A study newly published in the journal Current Biology offers the first evidence of source memory in a nonhuman animal. The findings have "fascinating implications," said principal investigator Jonathon Crystal, both in evolutionary terms and for future research into the biological underpinnings of memory, as well as the treatment of diseases marked by memory failure such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's, or disorders such as schizophrenia, PTSD and depression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 27, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Researchers find controlling element of Huntington's disease
(Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres) A three molecule complex may be a target for treating Huntington's disease, a genetic disorder affecting the brain. This finding by an international research team including scientists from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Bonn and the University of Mainz was published today in the online journal Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 26, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Molecular System Identified That Could Help Develop Treatments For Alzheimer's Disease
Scientists from the University of Southampton have identified the molecular system that contributes to the harmful inflammatory reaction in the brain during neurodegenerative diseases. An important aspect of chronic neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's or prion disease, is the generation of an innate inflammatory reaction within the brain... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Huntington Ingalls Industries Subsidiary AMSEC LLC Wins Contract to Support Department of the Navy
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Feb. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its AMSEC LLC subsidiary has been awarded a contract to provide enterprise business process information systems that support the Department of the Navy. (Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - February 18, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Testing For Huntington Disease Streamlined By Novel Test
High level of sensitivity and specificity reduces need for additional testing, reported in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics A new test may help to streamline genetic testing for Huntington Disease (HD) by generating accurate results, avoiding unnecessary additional testing, and improving turnaround time. The test, which uses chimeric or triplet repeat primed PCR (TP PCR) methodology, yielded results that were 100% concordant with standard genotyping methods in an analysis of 246 samples... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Huntingtons Disease Source Type: news

Are you wasting money on deodorant? The answer can be found in your ears | Suzi Gage
There really is 'a gene for sweaty armpits', but new research suggests that the lucky people who don't have smelly sweat still use expensive and chemical-laden deodorantsIf a newspaper headline asks "have scientists found the gene for x?", chances are the article underneath could be replaced with the word "no". But a single gene variation possessed by about 2% of people in the UK means they don't produce the secretions in their underarms that attract smelly bacteria. Research from colleagues of mine in Bristol suggests that despite this, most of these sweet-smelling people still use deodorant even thoug...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 14, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Suzi Gage Tags: Blogposts Genetics guardian.co.uk Health & wellbeing Human biology Life and style Science Source Type: news

Caught In The Act - Protein 'Filmed' While Unfolding At Atomic Resolution
By combining low temperatures and NMR spectroscopy, the scientists visualized seven intermediate forms of the CylR2 protein while cooling it down from 25°C to -16°C. Their results show that the most instable intermediate form plays a key role in protein folding. The scientists' findings may contribute to a better understanding of how proteins adopt their structure and misfold during illness. Whether Alzheimer's, Parkinson's or Huntington's Chorea - all three diseases have one thing in common... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Genetics Source Type: news

Novel test streamlines testing for Huntington Disease
(Elsevier Health Sciences) A new test may help to streamline genetic testing for Huntington Disease (HD) by generating accurate results, avoiding unnecessary additional testing, and improving turnaround time. The test, which uses chimeric or triplet repeat primed PCR (TP PCR) methodology, yielded results that were 100% concordant with standard genotyping methods in an analysis of 246 samples. The high sensitivity and specificity of the test could reduce the number of false negative results and facilitate both diagnosis and prognosis by correctly sizing the genetic abnormality characteristic of HD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Photo Release -- Nine Huntington Ingalls Industries Employees Honored at Black Engineer of the Year Award STEM Conference
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that nine employees from its Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions were recognized for achievements in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) during the 27 (Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - February 8, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

REM sleep disorder may lead to untimely death of brain cells, causing Alzheimer's and Parkinson's and other diseases
Although their genetic underpinnings differ, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease are all characterized by the untimely death of brain cells. What triggers cell death in the brain? American neurologists and sleep experts suggest in a recent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA conference explores new trends and career opportunities in integrative medicine
WHAT:   Integrative medicine, which incorporates traditional healing techniques from the East with Western medicine, is helping to transform health care, and millions of Americans are now uisng alternative and complementary therapies to meet their health needs.    This daylong UCLA conference will highlight future trends and introduce participants to the many career paths available in integrative medicine and related fields. The event will feature lectures, panel discussions and demonstrations by experienced practitioners and researchers. Topics will include clinical careers in integrative medicine...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 31, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Photo Release -- Aircraft Carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Topped Off with 555-Metric Ton Island
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Jan. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) celebrated significant progress today as the 555-metric ton island was lowered onto the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier (Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - January 27, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Photo Release -- Ingalls Shipbuilding Awards $109,271 in 2013 STEM Grants
PASCAGOULA, Miss., Jan. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has awarded $109,271 in grants to 26 schools and educational organizations in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. The grants, which were requested by all of the organizations, will be used for projects associated with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). (Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - January 26, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

BJ's Restaurants, Inc. Donates $534,000 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation From 2012 Fundraising Activities
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Jan. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (Nasdaq:BJRI), a long time supporter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, announced today that the Company, in partnership with the BJ's Restaurants Foundation, raised a grand total of $534,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation during 2012 through its new restaurant grand-opening charity events, other fundraising campaigns and its Cookies for Kids program. (Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - January 25, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Discovery by Dartmouth researchers may improve understanding of neurodegenerative diseases
In a study published in the January 25th issue of the prestigious journal Science, researchers at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth reported the discovery of the key role played by the protein INF2 in the division of mitochondria, the organelles that produce energy for cells. The finding may lead to a better understanding of the development of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - January 24, 2013 Category: Hospital Management Authors: derik.hertel at dartmouth.edu (Derik Hertel) Source Type: news

IOM urges VA to tailor veterans' care
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs tailor treatment of veterans with chronic multisymptom illness to the needs of each patient, take a team approach to care, and employ the VA’s electronic health record to prompt caregivers to ask the right questions. Destination HIMSS13 News read more (Source: Healthcare IT News)
Source: Healthcare IT News - January 24, 2013 Category: Information Technology Authors: Bernie Monegain Tags: Online Only Huntington The Institute of Medicine treatment of veterans with chronic multisymptom illness U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Electronic Health Records Policy and Legislation Quality and Safety Source Type: news

Huntington's Gene Disrupts Brain Cells Via Changes To Other Genes
Biological engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US have discovered that the gene that causes Huntington's disease, a fatal neurodegenerative disorder, damages brain cell function by disrupting the on-off switching patterns of other genes. They hope the discovery will lead to ways of restoring normal gene expression that can be used in treatments to slow or stop the progression of the disease in its early stages... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Huntingtons Disease Source Type: news

Prompting Fibroblasts To Become Neurons Offers Hope For Huntington's, Parkinson's And Alzheimer's Therapies
Repression of a single protein in ordinary fibroblasts is sufficient to directly convert the cells - abundantly found in connective tissues - into functional neurons. The findings, which could have far-reaching implications for the development of new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases like Huntington's, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, will be published online in advance of the January 17 issue of the journal Cell... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Huntingtons Disease Source Type: news