A major problem of Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis is by the time the first clinical symptoms appear, massive irreversible damage to the brain has already occurred. At that point, symptomatic treatment … Continue Reading New infrared sensor extracts amlyloid-beta from blood for early detection of Alzheimer’s.
Type 1 diabetes is the autoimmune form of diabetes, in which insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas are destroyed by immune cells, especially those known as T cells. Insulin is … Continue Reading Researchers identify previously unknown class of antigen present in T1 diabetes.
Worldwide, more than 20% of persons over the age of 85 suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. Deposits of beta-amyloid (Aβ) peptide represent an important target for research into Alzheimer’s disease. These … Continue Reading Researchers take a step towards utilising the brain’s microglia to fight Alzheimer’s disease.
It has been known for some years that Alzheimer’s disease is characterised by two types of lesions, amyloid plaques and degenerated tau protein. The amyloid component and altered cholesterol metabolism … Continue Reading Study shows link between the tau component of Alzheimer’s and cholesterol.
A blood clot is a dangerous health situation with the potential to trigger heart attacks, strokes and other medical emergencies. To treat a blood clot, doctors need to find its … Continue Reading New contrast allows whole-body blood clot scans in animal model.
To combat pathogens, the immune system has developed various mechanisms to detect, defend against and even destroy micro-organisms that are harmful to the body. This includes antimicrobial peptides and natural … Continue Reading International team identifies bacteria which protect against type 1 diabetes.
New technology developed by Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers makes it possible to test for current and past infections with any known human virus by … Continue Reading New bacteriophage-based assay gives a person’s whole viral infection history in a drop of blood.
Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute have uncovered a new mechanism for the regulation of blood pressure. The new study links events at the single-cell level to a system-level … Continue Reading Researchers identify a new mechanism for the regulation of blood pressure.
Scientists from San Jose State University report that they have turned to the opossum to develop a promising new and inexpensive antidote for poisonous snake bites. They predict it could … Continue Reading Natural, cheap isolated opossum peptide set to provide ‘universal’ antivenom serum.
The brain is protected by a barrier of cells that tightly regulates the transport of substances into this organ in order to prevent infection. The essential protective function of this … Continue Reading New ‘shuttle’ can cross the blood-brain barrier and transport substances into the brain.
Researchers from the LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine have identified the fragment of the Ebola virus protein that is toxic to cells and may contribute to infection and … Continue Reading Breakthrough as scientists identify, map and model the toxic fragment of the Ebola virus.
When it comes to skin infections, a healthy and robust immune response may depend greatly upon what lies beneath. In a new study published in the journal Science, researchers at … Continue Reading Scientists identify new immune response via human fat cells.