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First genetic risk factor for erectile dysfunction identified.

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.

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.

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.

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