Dyslexia, the most commonly diagnosed learning disability in the United States, is a neurological reading disability that occurs when the regions of the brain that process written language don’t function … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study shows disrupted networks in the brain of dyslexic readers.
University of Illinois researchers have developed a new continuous glucose monitoring material that changes colour as glucose levels fluctuate, and the wavelength shift is so precise that doctors and patients … Continue Reading A glucose meter which provides precise, continuous monitoring.
Stimulating a particular region in the brain via non-invasive delivery of electrical current using magnetic pulses, called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, improves memory, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. The discovery … Continue Reading Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) successfully improves memory.
An experimental drug designed to help regulate the blood’s iron supply shows promise as a viable first treatment for anemia of inflammation, according to results from the first human study … Continue Reading Drug represents first potential treatment for common anemia.
Scientists at the University of Warwick have provided the first evidence that the lack of a naturally occurring protein is linked to early signs of dementia. The research found that … Continue Reading Lack of naturally occurring protein linked to dementia.
A protein named p66ShcA shows promise as a biomarker to identify breast cancers with poor prognoses, according to research published in the journal Molecular and Cellular Biology. Cancer is deadly … Continue Reading New biomarker highly promising for predicting breast cancer outcomes.
A balance board accessory for a popular video game console can help people with multiple sclerosis (MS) reduce their risk of accidental falls, according to new research published online in … Continue Reading Wii Balance Board induces changes in brains of people with multiple sclerosis.
A family of proteins that promotes virus entry into cells also has the ability to block the release of HIV and other viruses, University of Missouri researchers have found. This … Continue Reading Researchers discover protein’s ability to inhibit HIV release.
Scientists have grown a fully functional organ from transplanted laboratory-created cells in a living animal for the first time. The researchers have created a thymus, an organ next to the … Continue Reading World’s first working organ grown in an animal from lab-created cells.
Robo Brain, a large-scale computational system that learns from publicly available Internet resources, is currently downloading and processing about 1 billion images, 120,000 YouTube videos, and 100 million how-to documents … Continue Reading ‘Robo Brain’ will teach robots everything from the Internet.
A new study finds a wide range of epigenetic changes, alterations in DNA across the genome that may be related to key environmental exposures, in children with Crohn’s disease (CD), … Continue Reading Study shows epigenetic changes in children with Crohn’s Disease.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) scientists have developed a strategy for finding disease-causing mutations that lurk in only a small fraction of the body’s cells. Such mutations can cause significant … Continue Reading New gene technique identifies hidden causes of brain malformation.
Endothelial cells residing in the coronary arteries can function as cardiac stem cells to produce new heart muscle tissue, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered. The findings, published in Cell Reports, … Continue Reading Heart-regenerating cells found in coronary arteries.
Children and adolescents with autism have a surplus of synapses in the brain, and this excess is due to a slowdown in normal brain ‘pruning’ process during development, according to … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study proves children with autism have extra synapses in brain.
A newborn screening test for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) reliably identifies infants with this life-threatening inherited condition, leading to prompt treatment and high survival rates, according to a study supported … Continue Reading Test reliably detects inherited immune deficiency in newborns.
Scientists from the Northwestern University have identified a biomarker strongly associated with basal-like breast cancer, a highly aggressive carcinoma that is resistant to many types of chemotherapy. The biomarker, a … Continue Reading Biomarker in an aggressive breast cancer is identified.