A new study from Weizmann Institute researchers has found evidence of a unique signature that may be the missing link between cognitive decline and aging. The scientists believe that this … Continue Reading Scientists identify the signature of aging in the brain via the blood-brain-barrier.
Researchers at the University of Alberta’s have explained how the function of a key protein in the heart changes in heart failure. The study is published in the in Proceedings … Continue Reading Researchers unlock 38-year-old mystery of the heart.
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered that a gene mutation linked to hereditary spastic paraplegia, a disabling neurological disorder, interferes with the normal breakdown of triglyceride fat … Continue Reading Scripps Research Institute scientists shed light on cause of spastic paraplegia.
In the largest collaborative study so far, an international team of researchers from the European EuroEPINOMICS consortium, including scientists from VIB and Antwerp University identified novel causes for severe childhood … Continue Reading New genes identified with key role in the development of severe childhood epilepsies.
Ovarian cancer is the most deadly gynecological cancer, claiming the lives of more than 50% of women who are diagnosed with the disease. A study involving the University of Ottawa … Continue Reading Researchers identify protein ‘protector’ of chemo-resistant ovarian cancer cells.
Every year in Canada about 50,000 people suffer from a stroke, caused either by the interruption of blood flow or uncontrolled bleeding in the brain. While many environmental risk factors … Continue Reading Genes causing pediatric glaucoma proven to contribute to future stroke.
Penn Medicine researchers are now able to identify cancerous tumours of the lung using infrared imaging that makes hidden tumours glow during surgery. In a pilot study, researchers performed the … Continue Reading Penn researchers use infrared imaging to detect lung tumours in humans.
The first animal model for ALS dementia, a form of ALS that also damages the brain, has been developed by Northwestern Medicine scientists. The advance will allow researchers to directly … Continue Reading The first animal model for ALS dementia has been developed.
Researchers have encountered variants or isoforms in microRNAs (miRNAs) before, but assumed that these variants were accidental byproducts. A recent study from Thomas Jefferson University shows that certain so called … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map function and expression of isomiRs of microRNA.
The majority of drugs used to treat asthma today are the same ones that were used 50 years ago. New drugs are urgently needed to treat this chronic respiratory disease, … Continue Reading Asthma-on-a-chip developed by Harvard researchers.
A panel of experts have performed a literary review to form the first clinical guidelines for the use of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Available research evidence … Continue Reading Clinical guidelines set for deep brain stimulation for obsessive-compulsive disorder.
A study led by University of North Carolina researchers represents an important step forward in the accurate diagnosis of people who are experiencing the earliest stages of psychosis. Psychosis includes … Continue Reading Blood test may help determine who is at risk for psychosis.
The US FDA has cleared the first ever direct blood test for detection of five yeast pathogens that cause bloodstream infections; Candida albicans and/or Candida tropicalis, Candida parapsilosis, Candida glabrata … Continue Reading FDA clears the world’s first test to identify five yeast pathogens directly from blood.
Genetic information is stored in DNA, tiny strands of nucleic acid that contain instructions for the functioning of the human body. To express this genetic data, our DNA is copied … Continue Reading Scientists find how mysterious ‘circular RNA’ is formed, claim muscular dystrophy link.
Researchers at University of California have identified a control mechanism for an area of the brain that processes sensory and emotive information that humans experience as ‘disappointment.’ The discovery of … Continue Reading Scientists discover ‘dimmer switch’ for mood disorders.
Investigators from the Université de Montréal have announced the discovery of a new molecule, named UM171, which allows for the multiplication of stem cells in a unit of cord blood. Umbilical … Continue Reading New molecule seen multiplying stem cells in a unit of cord blood in study.