Disease Research

Researchers report statistical evidence that children exposed to airborne coarse particulate matter -- a mix of dust, sand and non-exhaust tailpipe emissions,...
by Johns Hopkins Medicine
9:14am
12.15.2017
Children in Brazil exposed to the Zika virus are suffering from severe health challenges, including seizure disorders, vision and hearing impairments, and...
8:18am
12.15.2017
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A new Stanford study details how to shut off proteins in mammalian cells to keep viruses such as Zika, dengue and West Nile from invading.
by Stanford University Medicine
1:46pm
12.12.2017
The first nationally representative study finds that dementia and cognitive impairment have consistently been more prevalent among rural dwelling seniors than...
by Elsevier
9:20am
12.12.2017
A species of fungus that lives in the gut of some Aedes aegypti mosquitoes increases the ability of dengue virus to survive in the insects, according to a...
by Johns Hopkins University
2:18pm
12.7.2017
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Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia and neurodegeneration worldwide. A hallmark of the disease is the accumulation of toxic plaques in the...
by Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
2:47pm
12.6.2017
An international team of researchers has shown that a new small-molecule drug can restore brain function and memory in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease.
by UC San Diego
9:37am
12.5.2017
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Viewed with a microscope, the virus faintly resembles a pineapple—the universal symbol of welcome. But HIV is anything but that. It has claimed the lives of...
by University of Delaware
9:10am
12.1.2017
Mental illness associated with early childhood adversity may be passed from generation to generation, according to a study of adults whose parents evacuated...
by NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
2:30pm
11.29.2017
Symptoms of schizophrenia usually appear in adolescence or young adulthood, but new research reveals that the brain disease likely begins very early in...
by University at Buffalo
2:37pm
11.28.2017
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A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some...
by Margie Mason and Robin McDowell, Associated Press
9:22am
11.22.2017
More than 23.5 million Americans suffer from autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma and lupus, in which an overzealous immune response...
by University of Colorado at Boulder
1:26pm
11.21.2017
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Ten Alzheimer's therapies for potential early interventions are in development. But even if those prove to be viable and effective, the current health-care...
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9:59am
11.15.2017
Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has made a personal investment of $100 million to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. Half of the investment will...
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11:26am
11.14.2017
Patients that become very ill after briefly recovering from a primary infection like flu may have an "immunological scar," and intensive care treatments could...
by Florienne Loder, University of Melbourne
9:13am
11.14.2017
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Researchers have identified a peptide that could lead to the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. The discovery may also provide a means of homing drugs to...
by Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
2:18pm
11.10.2017
For the first time, scientists have found a connection between abnormalities in how the brain breaks down glucose and the severity of the signature amyloid...
by National Institutes of Health
2:15pm
11.7.2017
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The United States Postal Service is helping to raise funds for Alzheimer’s disease research with the upcoming release of an Alzheimer’s semipostal stamp....
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4:08pm
11.2.2017
An initial test to determine if a scalpel-free form of brain surgery can reduce tremor caused by Parkinson's disease has produced encouraging results.
by University of Virginia Health System
2:43pm
11.1.2017
Malaria is an unrelenting scourge of the developing world, killing 500,000 people per year, most of them children. Now a group of Swiss scientists say they...
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3:19pm
10.26.2017
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For more than 10 years, scientists have known that mutations in the LRRK2 gene can lead to Parkinson’s disease, yet both its role in the disease and its normal...
by NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
2:36pm
10.26.2017
A tremendous amount of amyloid-B peptide accumulates in the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients. y-Secretase inhibitors were designed to inhibit the...
by Osaka University
10:17am
10.26.2017
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Genetic analysis of a pre-Norman skull unearthed in a garden in Hoxne, Suffolk, has added to a growing body of evidence that East Anglia may have been the...
by St John's College, University of Cambridge
1:40pm
10.25.2017
Study suggests Alzheimer’s Disease and Type 2 diabetes might both be the price of a longer lifespan, with altered insulin function the common cause.
by University of Oxford
1:52pm
10.24.2017
The average lifespan of African Americans is significantly shorter than white Americans, mostly because of heart disease and stroke, which contributed to more...
by American Heart Association
10:30am
10.23.2017
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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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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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