Five men with complete motor paralysis were able to voluntarily generate step-like movements thanks to a new strategy that non-invasively delivers electrical stimulation to their spinal cords, according to a … Continue Reading Paralyzed men move legs with new non-invasive spinal cord stimulation.
It is well-known that insulin resistance is common in people who are obese, pre-diabetic or have Type 2 diabetes. The fact that obesity increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and … Continue Reading Researchers image the effect of insulin resistance in the brain, link to Alzheimer’s disease.
Triglycerides, like cholesterol, are lipids. They come from fats carried by food or produced by the human body. Depending on the cause, the accumulation of triglycerides in blood is associated … Continue Reading Researchers use precision medicine to reduce the amount of fat in patient’s blood.
Surgeons at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) joined with colleagues from Penn Medicine recently to complete the world’s first bilateral hand transplant on a child. Earlier this month, the … Continue Reading Surgeons perform the world’s first successful bilateral hand transplant on a child.
Impaired activation of mitochondrial energy metabolism in the presence of glucose has been demonstrated in pancreatic beta-cells from patients with type 2 diabetes. The cause of this dysfunction has been … Continue Reading New diagnostic identifies mitochondria dysfunction in Type 2 diabetes.
Structural proteins perform much like their name suggests, they maintain cell shape and make up connective tissues like cartilage and bone. Telling a cell biologist that a structural protein is … Continue Reading Transcription factor doubling as a structural protein identified in world’s first.
Currently there is no effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, so the focus is on prevention. In the future, medical teams may be able to provide patients with useful and actionable … Continue Reading Cardiovascular risk factors linked to Alzheimer’s disease in human study.
The NIAAA defines binge drinking as a pattern of drinking that brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration to 0.08 or above. This typically occurs when men consume five or more … Continue Reading Levels of known biomarker for alcohol consumption validated for binge-drinking.
Many genes responsible for the creation of synaptic proteins have previously shown to be strongly linked to schizophrenia and other brain disorders, however, until now the reasons have not been … Continue Reading Researchers identify schizophrenia’s ‘master-key’ gene.
Pre-eclampsia is a combination of raised blood pressure (hypertension) and protein in the urine (proteinuria). It is quite common, usually occurring after 20 weeks of pregnancy, affecting between 2 and … Continue Reading Researchers identify serum biomarkers for predicting women at risk of pre-eclampsia.
Thousands of women are living with ovarian cancer in Canada. It is estimated that this year, 2,800 Canadian women will be newly diagnosed with this disease. Even though ovarian cancer … Continue Reading Researchers discover new molecule responsible for ovarian cancer proliferation and drug resistance.
A team from the University of South Carolina have been studying one of the fundamental biomolecules contributing to human addiction, the mu-opioid receptor. It’s a protein in the human body … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map the neurogenetics of susceptibility in addiction.
Needlescopic surgery, which uses surgical instruments shrunk to the diameter of a sewing needle, is the ultimate form of minimally invasive surgery. The needle-sized incisions it requires are so small … Continue Reading New needle-sized surgical robot given ‘wrists’.
The use of medical imaging for heart disease has exploded in the past decade. These tests expose patients to a nontrivial amount of low-dose radiation. However, nobody really knows exactly … Continue Reading New technology identifies DNA damage in patients undergoing CT scanning.
Examining post-mortem tissue from the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, Stanford University researchers state they have identified what appear to be iron-containing microglia, specialized scavenger cells that sometimes become … Continue Reading A human study identifies region specific iron-containing microglia in Alzheimer’s brains.
Artificially sweetened beverages have been seen as possible alternatives to sugar-sweetened beverages to reduce intake of sugars and energy, and fruit juice has been considered a healthier alternative. However, evidence … Continue Reading Study shows that regular consumption of sugary drinks linked to type 2 diabetes.