Researchers from the LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine have identified the fragment of the Ebola virus protein that is toxic to cells and may contribute to infection and … Continue Reading Breakthrough as scientists identify, map and model the toxic fragment of the Ebola virus.
Parkinson’s disease is a slowly degenerative neurological disease that is expressed as impaired motor control, tremors, stiffness and, in later stages, problems with balance. The symptoms are caused by a … Continue Reading Portable stimulator being tested on Parkinson’s patients.
Results from a preliminary study indicate that among patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), treatment with nonmyeloablative hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (low intensity stem cell transplantation) was associated with improvement … Continue Reading Stem cell transplant lessens brain lesions associated with Multiple Sclerosis in human trials.
Existing cancer therapies are geared toward killing tumour cells, but Johns Hopkins researchers propose a different strategy, subtly hardening cancer cells to prevent them from invading new areas of the … Continue Reading New strategy sees therapy ‘stiffening’ cancer cells and limiting mobility.
Rice University scientists have developed a hydrogel that can be injected into an internal wound and help it heal while slowly degrading as it is replaced by natural tissue and … Continue Reading Researchers develop ‘injectable’ blood vessels.
Recently, a grassroots effort initiated by families and clinicians led to the discovery of a human genetic disorder with severe consequences that is linked to a mutation in the human … Continue Reading Researchers uncover the epigenetic-based mechanism of newly discovered genetic disease.
Neurobiologists at NYU Langone, University of Pennsylvania, University of Lyon and Linkoping University have found a surprising and paradoxical effect of abuse-related cues in rat pups, those cues also can lower depressive-like behaviour … Continue Reading Neuroimaging maps cues associated with infant abuse which help to reduce stress in the adult brain.
Researchers from New York University have been collaborating with the Peking University on a new nanotechnology test strip that is demonstrating great potential for the early detection of certain heart … Continue Reading Gold nanoparticles used to detect heart attacks early.
Nanoengineers at the University of California have tested a temporary tattoo that both extracts and measures the level of glucose in the fluid in between skin cells. This first-ever example … Continue Reading Electronic skin glucose monitor successful in proof-of-concept studies.
Scientists from the Washington University and Emory University have gained new insight into fragile X syndrome, the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability, by studying the case of a … Continue Reading New genetic clues found in fragile X syndrome.
By uncovering the action of two naturally occurring hormones, scientists may have discovered a way to assist in the shedding of excess fat. The findings from Monash University researchers give … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map the control of body fat by the brain.
Researchers at the RIKEN-Max Planck Joint Research Center have demonstrated that hallmark symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease can be reduced when sugars are prevented from binding to one of the key … Continue Reading Researchers reduce Alzheimer’s plaques by targeting glycosylation.
Mutations in a gene that helps repair damaged chromosome ends may make smokers, especially female smokers, more susceptible to emphysema, according to results of a new study led by Johns … Continue Reading Epigenetic mutation which shortens telomeres linked to greater emphysema risk in smokers.
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified hyaluronon (HA) as a critical substance made by the body that protects against premature births caused by infection. Pre-term birth from infection … Continue Reading Researchers identify key substance that protects against pre-term birth.
The thickness of cortical brain tissue progressively reduces as individuals develop psychosis, according to researchers of a large, multi-site study of young adults at clinical high risk. Onset of psychosis … Continue Reading Large-scale neuroimaging study links gray matter loss to psychosis development.
When a promising nicotine vaccine failed in clinical trials a few years ago, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) were determined to keep trying to help smokers overcome their … Continue Reading Scientists design a nicotine vaccine which provokes a robust immune response.