Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive memory loss and cognitive dysfunction. It affects more than 30 million people worldwide, including an estimated 5.4 million Americans. One in … Continue Reading Dysfunction in neuronal transport mechanism linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
High-density lipoproteins are complex particles composed of multiple proteins which transport fat molecules around the body. High-density lipoprotein particles are sometimes referred to as good cholesterol because they can transport … Continue Reading Human study identifies link between the GALNT2 gene and levels of HDL cholesterol.
It is known that HIV, the causative agent of AIDS, is severely species restricted, and, to date, only humans and chimpanzees have been shown to be susceptible to infection. Human … Continue Reading First-ever study proves HIV targets & replicates in human macrophages.
The molecular intricacies of hunger and satiety, pivotal for understanding metabolic disorders and the problem of obesity, are not yet fully understood by scientists. How much a person eats and … Continue Reading Protein responsible for regulating feeding behaviour in the brain identified.
With Alzheimer’s disease medical professionals have to conduct costly brain imaging scans, and sometimes, invasive cerebral spinal fluid tests to rule out other diseases. Now, a new study from researchers … Continue Reading Human study identifies biomarker in blood for Alzheimer’s disease.
Thyroid disease affects about 12 percent of the U.S. population. While many people with thyroid disease don’t even know they have it, an overactive or underactive thyroid can cause a … Continue Reading Researchers identify mechanism which ‘turns thyroid on’.
Huntington’s disease is an inherited disorder that damages nerve cells and causes parts of the brain to deteriorate, leading to uncontrolled movements and cognitive problems. There is no way to … Continue Reading Study identifies previously unknown proteins in Huntington’s disease pathology.
Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, causing problems with memory, thinking and behaviour. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time as it is a progressive disease; … Continue Reading Largest ever human trial shows resveratrol impacts Alzheimer’s biomarker.
First comprehensive study of genetic risks for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in African-Americans performed.
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic autoimmune diseases that affect as many as 1.6 million Americans. Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) have immune systems that attack their own … Continue Reading First comprehensive study of genetic risks for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in African-Americans performed.
Researchers have believed for a long time that cancerous stem cells may trigger reproduction and growth of cells within a cancer. These cancerous stem cells lurking within the cancer, under … Continue Reading New research supports theory that cancer is a ‘stem-cell disease’.
Researchers identify protein in the brain which inhibits key enzyme implicated in Alzheimer’s disease.
The need for a new approach to treatment of Alzheimer’s disease is urgent. Alzheimer’s is the most common age-related dementia and the number of cases in the United States is … Continue Reading Researchers identify protein in the brain which inhibits key enzyme implicated in Alzheimer’s disease.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a rapidly progressive, invariably fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells responsible for controlling voluntary muscles. The disease doesn’t usually impair a person’s mind … Continue Reading New details uncovered about the genetic cause of ALS.
Practically everyone gets fatter as they get older, however, according to a new study from researchers at Duke University some people can blame their genes for the extra padding. The … Continue Reading Researchers identify gene responsible for obesity and diabetes in old age.
Over the past several decades, brain stimulation has become an increasingly important treatment option for a number of psychiatric and neurological conditions. Divided into two broad approaches, invasive and noninvasive, … Continue Reading Scientists begin to map brain stimulation sites and pathways.