Erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is the inability to acquire and maintain an erect penis. ED is a very common condition, particularly in older men where it is … Continue Reading First genetic risk factor for erectile dysfunction identified.
Tauopathies are neurodegenerative diseases that are signified by the presence of irregular tangle-like clumps of the protein tau that appear in the brain and accumulate during as the disease progresses. … Continue Reading Study identifies a previously unknown mechanism of neurofibrillary tangle formation.
It’s been known that in the presence of obesity, the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) dysfunction is unable to perform one of its key functions: initiating a cascade of intracellular events called … Continue Reading New obesity-related mechanism identified in the development of Type 2 diabetes.
Telomere dysfunction is identified as origin of liver diseases such as chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis.
Telomeres are DNA regions at the ends of chromosomes that protect the genetic data of cells, preventing mutations and alterations in the DNA that could potentially cause disease. Telomeres shorten … Continue Reading Telomere dysfunction is identified as origin of liver diseases such as chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis.
The average heart beats 35 million times a year, 2.5 billion times over a lifetime. Those beats must be precisely calibrated; even a small divergence from the metronomic rhythm can … Continue Reading Researchers identify protein responsible for keeping the heart beating on time.
Deep brain stimulation study is the first to successfully treat swallowing dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease.
Parkinson’s disease patients treated with low-frequency deep brain stimulation show significant improvements in swallowing dysfunction and freezing of gait over typical high-frequency treatment. The study, published in Neurology, provides a … Continue Reading Deep brain stimulation study is the first to successfully treat swallowing dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease.
Engineers at the University of California and the Gregorio Marañon Hospital have determined for the first time the impact of a ring-shaped vortex on transporting blood flow in normal and … Continue Reading Researchers image impact of ring-shaped vortex within the human heart for the first time.