Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating and progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting approximately 5.3 million people in the United States, including almost half of the population at 85 years and older. Microscopic hallmarks … Continue Reading New blood test detects early Alzheimer’s in large-scale study with unprecedented sensitivity.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that manifests in early childhood and is characterized by impairments in social communication and presence of stereotyped behaviours and restricted interests, with … Continue Reading Mothers with diabetes more likely to have autism-linked anti-fetal brain autoantibodies.
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’.
In Alzheimer’s, the brain begins to change years before symptoms emerge. Detecting Alzheimer’s antibodies at the preclinical stage would give patients an opportunity to work with their physician to make … Continue Reading Researchers nearing a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease.
An international consortium from the TU Dresden and the Helmholtz Zentrum München, together with researchers from Vienna, Bristol and Denver (USA) have successfully completed the first step in development of … Continue Reading Researchers complete the first human trials for insulin vaccine to prevent T1 diabetes.
Researchers at the University of Alberta and Beijing Genomics Institute have found that human betaretrovirus (HBRV) infection is commonly observed in the cells of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), a … Continue Reading Researchers solve 40-year-old mystery of betaretrovirus infection in humans.
Novel nanoparticle enables MRI to visualize pancreas inflammation in T1 diabetes for the first time.
A pilot study led by researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center and the Massachusetts General Hospital have revealed that it is possible to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to image … Continue Reading Novel nanoparticle enables MRI to visualize pancreas inflammation in T1 diabetes for the first time.
An international team of researchers led by the University of Louisville has identified a protein that turns a person’s immune system against itself in a form of kidney disease called … Continue Reading Second protein associated with common cause of kidney failure identified.
The FDA has approved the world’s first zinc transporter 8 autoantibody (ZnT8Ab) test that can help determine if a person has type 1 diabetes and not another type of diabetes. … Continue Reading FDA approves world’s first ZnT8Ab autoantibody test to diagnose type 1 diabetes.