A landmark clinical study from researchers at the Toronto Western Hospital provides convincing evidence that a frequently overlooked therapy for genetically-caused emphysema is effective at slowing the progression of the … Continue Reading Landmark clinical trial validates efficacy of treatment for genetically caused emphysema.
Researchers have solved century-old mystery of why lone kidneys grow larger when the one other is lost.
Researchers from Georgia Regents University, Vanderbilt University, Texas A&M University, and Northwestern University have found an explanation for the century-old observation that if a person ends up with just one kidney, … Continue Reading Researchers have solved century-old mystery of why lone kidneys grow larger when the one other is lost.
One of the major challenges of cocaine addiction is the high rate of relapse after periods of withdrawal and abstinence. Now, new research from McGill University and Bar Ilan University reveals … Continue Reading Study shows most epigenetic changes happen in cocaine addiction during the periods of withdrawal.
George Washington University (GW) researchers have found an important sex-dependent difference in the level of RORA protein in brain tissues of males and females. Specifically, females without autism have a … Continue Reading Another neurogenetic piece of the autistic sex-bias puzzle is found.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting over 44 million people worldwide. Inside the brain, Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by loss of neurons, and presence of abnormal … Continue Reading Protein involved in Alzheimer’s proven to have a role in weakening synaptic plasticity.
Seeking to advance minimally invasive medical treatments, researchers from University of Houston and Harvard Medical School have proposed using millibots, driven by magnetic potential energy from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) … Continue Reading Medical millibots for less-invasive surgeries moving out of proof-of-concept studies.
A team of researchers have made a significant discovery in the mechanism of brain swelling, paving the way to preventative treatment for severe to fatal brain damage following stroke, head … Continue Reading Researchers stop brain swelling at the source in animal model.
Degeneration of the white matter of the brain may be an early marker of specific types of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), including early-onset AD, according to results of a new study … Continue Reading Researchers identify specific types of Alzheimer’s disease using white matter neuroimaging test.
First report of world’s first implantable chip capable of measuring metabolites and drugs in real-time.
The future of medicine lies in ever greater precision, not only when it comes to diagnosis but also drug dosage. The blood work that medical staff rely on is generally … Continue Reading First report of world’s first implantable chip capable of measuring metabolites and drugs in real-time.
The formation of the neurovascular unit, blood brain-barrier tracked in real-time for the first time.
Crucial bodily functions like heart rate, blood flow, breathing and digestion are regulated by the neurovascular unit. The neurovascular unit is made up of the blood–brain barrier, blood vessels, microglia … Continue Reading The formation of the neurovascular unit, blood brain-barrier tracked in real-time for the first time.
Certain vision-impaired individuals have the ability to use echoes from tongue or finger clicks to recognize objects in the distance, and some use echolocation as a replacement for vision. Research from … Continue Reading Study shows that human vision-impaired ‘echolocators’ can substitute echolocation for vision.
Reporting on their study with lab-grown human cells, researchers at The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland say that blocking a second blood vessel growth protein, along with … Continue Reading Researchers identify new protein responsible for diabetes-associated blindness.
In a report on what is believed to be the first small clinical trial of its kind, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have safely used … Continue Reading Researchers safely use immune cells to treat multiple myeloma in human trials.
There is widespread belief in the scientific community that dyslexia, which affects around 375,000 UK children and has a lifelong impact on learning, is not caused by sight problems. However, … Continue Reading Children with dyslexia found to have ‘normal vision’.
A new study from researchers at the Douglas Institute and McGill University, suggests that the integration of new neurons in the adult brain is a phenomenon more generally compromised in … Continue Reading Human olfactory bulb neurogenesis study sheds light on depression.
Skin pliability and elasticity improved after treatment with onabotulinum toxin (Botox) for mild facial wrinkles and the effect lasted for up to four months, according to a study from researchers … Continue Reading Study shows that pliability and elasticity of skin increase following wrinkle treatment with Botox.