Disease Research

An abundance of an amino acid called methionine, which is common in meat, cheese and beans, may provide new clues to the fetal brain development that can...
by University of California, Irvine
3:08pm
8.16.2017
Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States. But it can be confused with similar conditions, including Southern Tick-...
by Colorado State University
3:02pm
8.16.2017
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In a study looking at brain scans of people with mild loss of thought and memory ability, researchers report evidence of lower levels of the serotonin...
by Johns Hopkins Medicine
9:10am
8.14.2017
Misfolded proteins known as prions have been the culprit behind some brain diseases like Creutzfeldt-Jakob, Alzheimer’s, mad cow, and other deadly afflictions...
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10:05am
8.8.2017
Medicine has traditionally grouped conditions based on anatomy, symptoms, or even cultural and historical associations.
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3:16pm
8.7.2017
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Scientists have created a new way of screening compounds that is more sensitive than existing methods, opening up the possibility of finding new drugs for many...
by The Francis Crick Institute
12:17pm
8.7.2017
While the incidences of many other infectious diseases have declined over the past decade, the number of cases and outbreaks of dengue virus have continued to...
by Public Library of Science
2:45pm
8.4.2017
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A technique of “gene correction” eliminates a mutation in human embryos causing fatal heart defects.
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2:39pm
8.3.2017
National Institutes of Health scientists have developed a mouse model to study Zika virus transmitted sexually from males to females, as well as vertically...
by NIH
12:38pm
8.3.2017
Humans are considered uniquely susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease, potentially due to genetic differences, changes in brain structure and function during...
by Kent State University
9:00am
8.2.2017
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In the past, multiple sclerosis patients were advised not to exercise for fear of exacerbating the condition. However, it is now known that physical training...
by Aarhus University
9:16am
8.1.2017
The push to develop treatments for Alzheimer’s disease has been a promising and disappointing endeavor over the past two decades, yielding a greater...
by Duke University Medical Center
9:21am
7.28.2017
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A recent study found CTE in 99 percent of brains obtained from National Football League (NFL) players, as well at 91 percent of college football players and 21...
by Boston University
1:33pm
7.26.2017
A 9-year-old South African child who was diagnosed with HIV infection at 1 month of age and received anti-HIV treatment during infancy has suppressed the virus...
by NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
1:39pm
7.24.2017
The first Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention and Care identifies powerful tools to prevent dementia and touts the benefits of nonmedical interventions...
by University of Southern California - Health Sciences
8:54am
7.20.2017
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Doctors can’t predict who will develop Type 1 diabetes, a chronic autoimmune disease in which one’s own immune system destroys the cells needed to control...
by Washington University in St. Louis
8:45am
7.20.2017
It lurks in hospitals and nursing homes, surviving cleaning crews’ attempts to kill it by holing up in a tiny, hard shell. It preys upon patients already weak...
by University of Michigan
8:46am
7.19.2017
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Your speech may, um, help reveal if you're uh ... developing thinking problems. More pauses, filler words and other verbal changes might be an early sign of...
by Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press
2:09pm
7.18.2017
Researchers have found cell receptors abnormally overexpressed in post-mortem brains of those with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, and that they can be...
by Georgetown University Medical Center
1:24pm
7.17.2017
A new study found that the oral microbiome is affected by diabetes, causing a shift to increase its pathogenicity. The research not only showed that the oral...
by Penn State
2:52pm
7.13.2017
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In the first-ever large scale study of malaria gene function, scientists analyzed more than half of the genes in the parasite's genome and found that two-...
by Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
1:37pm
7.13.2017
For less than a penny, a new fungal test could find deadly pathogens that contaminate water, spoil crops, and kill an estimated 2 million people in the...
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10:02am
7.13.2017
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Cannibalism may be just what the doctor ordered, according to a new study.
by Louisiana State University
2:25pm
7.11.2017
A herpes virus strain that infects nearly all of us at an early age may be the hidden agent behind multiple sclerosis and other tough neurological diseases,...
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3:06pm
7.10.2017
Devastating consequences of Zika virus infection are suffered in the womb, where the virus can cause brain damage and sometimes death. Studying pregnant mice,...
by Washington University School of Medicine
9:33am
7.10.2017
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A research team screened 4,400 chemical extracts derived from extracts of sponges and other marine organisms to see if they could kill the dormant tuberculosis...
by University of Central Florida
2:36pm
7.6.2017
For the first time, researchers demonstrate a surprising effect of microglia, the scavenger cells of the brain: If these cells lack the TDP-43 protein, they...
by University of Zurich
1:35pm
6.30.2017
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Measuring a set of proteins in the blood may enable earlier diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.
by UT Southwestern Medical Center
9:06am
6.30.2017
Human speech requires a variety of coordinated motor control involving a network stretching across the brain. Alzheimer’s disease, which degrades the brain,...
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11:42am
6.29.2017
With the help of a new method for cell conversion, researchers have found a way to produce diseased, aging brain cells on a large scale in a cell culture dish.
by Lund University
1:47pm
6.27.2017
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