Disease Research

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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In a recent feasibility study, clinician-scientists tested an anti-epileptic drug for its potential impact on the brain activity of patients with mild...
by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
3:04pm
6.23.2017
A woman in her 30s went to the doctor with symptoms of fatigue. She was diagnosed with “chronic Lyme disease” and other tick-borne germs. But her condition...
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10:35am
6.23.2017
A review of more than 150 papers on ASD and gut bacteria found that since the 1960s, scientists have been reporting links between the composition of bacteria...
by Frontiers
1:59pm
6.20.2017
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Scientists have revealed that certain disease-causing bacteria get their resistance genes in a complex process involving bacterial 'sex'. This can lead to a...
by Technical University of Denmark
9:24am
6.19.2017
Recent research on Parkinson's disease has focused on the gut-brain connection, examining patients' gut bacteria, and even how severing the vagus nerve...
by Duke University Medical Center
12:15pm
6.15.2017
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A new study suggests that a mosquito-killing fungus genetically engineered to produce spider and scorpion toxins could serve as a highly effective biological...
by University of Maryland
2:34pm
6.14.2017
Exactly when and where individual neurons develop is as important to our understanding of brain diseases as the underlying genetics, experts have shown.
by Newcastle University
2:27pm
6.14.2017
The world may be closer to knowing why Ebola spreads so easily thanks to a team of researchers who discovered a new biological activity in a small protein from...
by Tulane University
2:23pm
6.12.2017
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The war-torn country of Yemen is being ravaged by a daunting new invader: a massive outbreak of cholera. More than 100,000 cases have now been reported in the...
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3:10pm
6.9.2017
Low-income Hispanics with Type 2 diabetes who received health-related text messages every day for six months saw improvements in their blood sugar levels that...
by Scripps Research
2:52pm
6.9.2017
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A new study reports that blast exposure that does not cause detectable changes in the brain can result in long-term retinal injury.
by Elsevier
10:08am
6.9.2017
Using some of the highest-tech approaches available, scientists are uncovering crucial information needed to develop better treatments or vaccines against a...
by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
2:20pm
6.8.2017
A new in-vitro experiment by scientists at Drexel University offers a potential treatment for Gulf War Syndrome sufferers, and others who may be affected by...
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@SethAugenstein
3:05pm
6.6.2017
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Most cases of Parkinson's have no known cause, and researchers continue to debate possible factors that may contribute. Research suggests that a certain strain...
by Thomas Jefferson University
9:29am
5.31.2017
In humans, developing metabolic disease, particularly type 2 diabetes, is correlated with having bacteria that penetrate the mucus lining of the colon,...
by Georgia State University
3:04pm
5.30.2017
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Scientists announced that they've created a test sensitive enough to detect "hidden" HIV, and yet is faster, less labor-intensive and less expensive than the...
by University of Pittsburgh
2:07pm
5.30.2017
Laboratory testing of samples is essential to rapidly assess the scope and spread of any Ebola outbreak. Since the major outbreak in West Africa in 2014, an...
by World Health Organization
9:23am
5.30.2017
Zika began spreading in Florida mosquitoes about three months before infections showed up in the Miami area last summer, and the virus likely was carried in by...
by Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
9:26am
5.25.2017
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The deadly diarrhoeal disease cholera has re-emerged in Yemen in the last month. Lacking proper medical care and resources, the country has reported more than...
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2:05pm
5.24.2017
A new study has found that abnormal proteins found in Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease all share a similar ability to cause...
by Loyola University Health System
9:23am
5.24.2017
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If senior citizens you know are sleeping more than nine hours every night, it could be time to suggest checking for early signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s...
by Boston University
9:06am
5.24.2017
Apart from alcohol abstinence, there are no specific treatments to reduce the severity of alcohol-associated liver disease. Now researchers have linked...
by University of California, San Diego
2:36pm
5.23.2017
Nearly 130 million hectares of forest—an area almost equivalent in size to South Africa—have been lost since 1990, according to a recent report by the Food and...
by Lehigh University
2:46pm
5.22.2017
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The survivors of Ebola virus, one of the most aggressive hemorrhagic fevers known to man, have felt the aftereffects in the months and years since their...
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@SethAugenstein
3:09pm
5.16.2017
New research on "fear memory" could lead to the development of therapies that reduce the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
by University of California, Riverside
2:24pm
5.16.2017
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The HIV/AIDS epidemic appeared in the early 1980s in the United States, gradually spreading to millions, and killing thousands. But now the end could be in...
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10:20am
5.15.2017
A massive trove of MRI scans of babies during pregnancy and in the first weeks of life are being shared online by a British team.
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3:18pm
5.10.2017
Scientists have built a large body of knowledge about Lyme disease over the past 40 years, yet controversies remain and the number of cases continues to rise....
by University of California, Santa Cruz
9:38am
5.10.2017
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