Chronic kidney disease causes approximately 47,000 deaths a year and is known as a silent killer, due to the fact most people don’t realize they have it until the disease … Continue Reading Early warning blood-marker identified for chronic kidney disease.
Biomarkers, such as those sought for Alzheimer’s disease, are benchmarks in the body that can be reliably measured to indicate the presence or absence of a disease, or the likelihood … Continue Reading Earliest-ever diagnosing tool for Alzheimer’s becomes international standard.
After it is transcribed from DNA, RNA can go on to many fates. While the most familiar path may lead directly to the production of protein, RNA molecules themselves can … Continue Reading Researchers unlock another piece of the RNA sequencing puzzle.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common inflammatory of the types of arthritis affecting around 1% of the population. RA is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation, pain, stiffness and … Continue Reading Gene regulating severity of tissue damage in rheumatoid arthritis identified.
Researchers at the University of Toronto have uncovered new insights on the genetic causes of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. These findings could uncover a … Continue Reading Human generational study pinpoints epigenetic cause of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
One of the major challenges of cocaine addiction is the high rate of relapse after periods of withdrawal and abstinence. Now, new research from McGill University and Bar Ilan University reveals … Continue Reading Study shows most epigenetic changes happen in cocaine addiction during the periods of withdrawal.
A study tying the aging process to the deterioration of tightly packaged bundles of cellular DNA could lead to methods of preventing and treating age-related diseases such as cancer, diabetes … Continue Reading Researchers discover key epigenetic mechanism of human aging.
Doctors treating patients battling both HIV and tuberculosis (TB), many of whom live in Africa, are faced with the decision when to start those patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) while … Continue Reading Newly identified blood biomarkers predict early death, complications in HIV patients with TB.
Within a few months after drug withdrawal, patients in recovery from dependence on prescription pain medications may show signs that the body’s natural reward systems are normalizing. The study from … Continue Reading Researchers map clinical neuroimaging markers for opioid withdrawal.
The ‘molecular mail’ sent by multiple myeloma cells provides clues to how well patients with the disease are likely to respond to treatment, according to a study being presented at … Continue Reading Researchers use circulating RNA to provide multiple myeloma prognosis.
Researchers from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard-affiliated hospitals have uncovered an easily detectable, ‘pre-malignant’ state in the blood that significantly increases the likelihood … Continue Reading Two studies identify and verify a detectable, pre-cancerous state in the blood.
Asthma may be more harmful than was previously thought, according to UCLA researchers who found that genetic damage is present in circulating, or peripheral, blood. Doctors previously thought that the … Continue Reading Genetic damage caused by asthma shows up in circulating blood stream.
Analysis of 607 small cell lung cancer (SCLC) lung tumours and neuroendocrine tumours (NET) identified common molecular markers among both groups that could reveal new therapeutic targets for patients with … Continue Reading Multiple new molecular biomarkers identified for lung cancer in large-scale study.