Disease Research

Gulf War Syndrome is one of the medical mysteries of our time. Thousands of veterans of the 1990-1991 conflict have debilitating fatigue, insomnia, cognitive...
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10:04am
10.20.2017
Glucose levels are reduced in the brains of individuals with obesity and type 2 diabetes compared to lean individuals. The finding might explain disordered...
by Yale University
11:09am
10.19.2017
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In findings that open the door to a completely different approach to curing HIV infections, scientists have for the first time shown that a novel compound...
by Scripps Research Institute
9:35am
10.18.2017
Some 40 years since CT scans first revealed abnormalities in the brains of schizophrenia patients, international scientists say the disorder is a systemic...
by University of Southern California
10:01am
10.17.2017
By the time multiple sclerosis is diagnosed in children, it may be difficult to prevent the disabilities and relapses that come with the disease. Researchers...
by Yale University
9:17am
10.16.2017
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Scientists drilling down to the molecular roots of Alzheimer’s disease have encountered a good news/bad news scenario. A major player is a gene called TREM2,...
by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
9:26am
10.10.2017
U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes and staff who traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the 2016 Summer Games did not become infected with Zika virus but...
by University of Utah Health
9:16am
10.9.2017
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Rare benign tumors known as insulinomas contain a complicated wiring diagram for regeneration of insulin-producing human beta cells, which may hold the key to...
by Mount Sinai Hospital/Mount Sinai School of Medicine
9:36am
10.3.2017
Two herpes simplex viruses infect primates from unknown evolutionary depths. In modern humans these viruses manifest as cold sores (HSV1) and genital herpes (...
by University of Cambridge
8:58am
10.2.2017
MIT researchers have developed a paper-based test that can diagnose Zika infection within 20 minutes. Unlike existing tests, the new diagnostic does not cross-...
by MIT
9:24am
9.28.2017
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A newly discovered cellular messaging mechanism could lead to a new way to deliver therapeutics to tissues affected by disease, according to a new study.
by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
9:26am
9.27.2017
For the first time, a collaborative team has shown that a potential Zika vaccine can quickly protect fetuses against infection, as well as protect males...
by University of Texas Medical Branch
2:26pm
9.26.2017
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In the past 25 years, only five symptomatic medications for Alzheimer's Disease have met their primary clinical endpoints in Phase III clinical trials and...
by Florida Atlantic University
2:30pm
9.25.2017
Chronic tissue inflammation resulting from obesity is an underlying cause of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. But the mechanism by which this occurs has...
by University of California, San Diego
9:32am
9.22.2017
Parkinson’s Disease shows a predictable degenerative process of tremors, falls and trouble sleeping. But that’s all in hindsight. By the time it is actually...
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3:09pm
9.15.2017
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The Ebola virus was found in the semen of survivors in 2015, and the publication raised new alarm of whether another outbreak could flare up as a result of...
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@SethAugenstein
3:14pm
9.14.2017
Autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes are controlled by our genes. A new study provides direct evidence that environmental factors, such as microbes that...
by Yale University
1:55pm
9.12.2017
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Researchers have developed the first tool that can diagnose Parkinson's disease when there are no physical symptoms, offering hope for more effective treatment...
by RMIT University
9:29am
9.6.2017
Scientists report monkeys with Parkinson's disease symptoms show significant improvement over two years after being transplanted with neurons prepared from...
by Kyoto University
2:12pm
8.30.2017
A trial has two goals. One is to test whether the drug solanezumab will prevent or delay memory loss and slow amyloid plaque buildup in people at increased...
by Brown University
9:40am
8.29.2017
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Researchers have found that chronic tinnitus is associated with changes in certain networks in the brain, and furthermore, those changes cause the brain to...
by Liz Touchstone, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
1:47pm
8.25.2017
In most cases, chickenpox is a benign childhood infection with symptoms that disappear within 10 days. However, the Varicella zoster virus (VZV) that causes it...
by FAPESP
1:43pm
8.25.2017
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Researchers describe a new method to study biochemical changes that occur in the pancreas during the development of diabetes. The method is based on molecular...
by Umea University
3:06pm
8.21.2017
New research highlights the need for long-term rehabilitation of Ebola survivors after almost 80 percent of those interviewed were found to have major...
by University of Liverpool
2:22pm
8.21.2017
Studies show that not only the extent, but above all the location and function of adipose tissue play a decisive role in the development of diabetes.
by German Center for Diabetes Research
2:15pm
8.18.2017
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Neuroscience investigators have found that Alzheimer's disease affects the retina similarly to the way it affects the brain. The study also revealed that an...
by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
9:39am
8.18.2017
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
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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
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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@SethAugenstein
10:05am
8.8.2017
Medicine has traditionally grouped conditions based on anatomy, symptoms, or even cultural and historical associations.
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@SethAugenstein
3:16pm
8.7.2017
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
A technique of “gene correction” eliminates a mutation in human embryos causing fatal heart defects.
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@SethAugenstein
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
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
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
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
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
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