Robots residing inside the body to restore or enhance biological function have long been a hope for the future. Developing such robotic implants poses challenges both in signaling between the … Continue Reading Robotic implants spur tissue regeneration inside the body.
Patients suffering from so-called immune-mediated neuropathies frequently have a long medical record. As there are no diagnostic tests available to reliably diagnose the disease, the diagnosis is frequently made belatedly … Continue Reading Study identifies previously unknown cause of immune neuropathy.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal disorder characterised by abdominal pain and altered bowel habits. IBS has a high prevalence of up to 15% among the general population … Continue Reading Breath-test used to diagnose irritable bowel syndrome in large human study.
Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980. In 2014, there were over 600 million people classified as obese, making up 13% of the global population. Researchers have long known … Continue Reading Researchers stimulate brown-fat in animals to improve weight-management and glucose control.
The immune system exercises constant vigilance to protect the body from external threats, including what the person eats and drinks. A careful balancing act plays out as digested food travels … Continue Reading Study finds neurons in gut regulate the immune system to control inflammation.
The intriguing relationship between metabolism and the immune system has been receiving increasing attention over the past few years. It is known that macrophages accumulate in adipose tissue during obesity. … Continue Reading Researchers identify immune cells that fight obesity in animal model.
Down syndrome (DS) results from the trisomy of chromosome 21 in humans and is the most common cause of genetically defined intellectual disability. Among the various triplicate genes in DS … Continue Reading Study identifies new link between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.
Thyroid cancer, the most common cancer of the endocrine glands, is the fastest rising cancer in women and second fastest rising in men in the U.S. Thyroid cancer is a … Continue Reading Researchers identify a new thyroid cancer gene via another disease.
Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and … Continue Reading Researchers link obesity to a faulty immune system in animal model.
MERS is caused by an emerging human coronavirus, which is distinct from the SARS coronavirus. Since its identification in 2012, MERS has been linked to over 1,300 infections and close … Continue Reading New synthetic-DNA vaccine protects against MERS in simian model.
Studying telomeres, the structures that protect the ends of chromosomes, has become a key issue in biology. In recent years, not only has their relation to aging been confirmed; defective … Continue Reading Extensive review maps all known diseases caused by defective telomeres.
Researchers at the University of Kentucky have completed a study that revealed differences in the way neuroinflammation, considered a key component of Alzheimer’s disease, is expressed in different subsets of … Continue Reading Study finds Alzheimer’s disease presents differently in patients with Down syndrome.
Involuntary childlessness is common, and in half of all cases attributable to infertility in the man. Although male infertility has many possible causes, it often remains unexplained. Now, a new … Continue Reading Researchers identify new cause of male infertility in human studies.
Degeneration of the white matter of the brain may be an early marker of specific types of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), including early-onset AD, according to results of a new study … Continue Reading Researchers identify specific types of Alzheimer’s disease using white matter neuroimaging test.
Scientists from the Institut Pasteur, CNRS, Institut Gustave Roussy and CEA, have succeeded in restoring normal activity in cells isolated from patients with the premature aging disease Cockayne syndrome. They … Continue Reading Researchers identify and correct premature aging in diseased cells.
New research by researchers at the University of Massachusetts suggests the immune system plays an unsuspected and surprising role in the progression of Rett syndrome, a severe neurological disorder affecting … Continue Reading Researchers identify the role of microglia in Rett syndrome.