Download PDF June 21, 2018 When Jimmy Carter was diagnosed with end-stage metastatic melanoma in 2015, he began taking a drug developed in part using 3D molecular data. Insights like these into drug discovery and other fields of scientific research are possible using the 140,000-plus 3D molecular structures made freely available in the RCSB Protein […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF June 21, 2018 In a new study, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered a hitherto unknown error in the transport of glutamine between astrocytes and neurons in the brain of mice with Huntington’s disease. At the same time, it is a relevant area on which to focus the effort of developing […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF June 22, 2018 Technology Enables Clinicians to Non-Invasively Evaluate Brain Blood Flow Characteristics for Management of Patients with Neurological Disease Neural Analytics, Inc., a medical robotics company developing and commercializing technologies to measure and track brain health, announced today that it received CE Mark for its NeuralBot™ System, a robotic assistance technology which […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF June 21, 2018 A massive undertaking by the Brainstorm Consortium to analyze the genomes of nearly 900,000 people has revealed important insights into the genetic overlap among some psychiatric diseases, as well as among personality traits. Here, Verneri Anttila and colleagues sought to explore the genetic underpinning of 25 brain disorders (both neurological […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF June 22, 2018 Unable to carry signals based on sights and sounds to the genes that record memories, a broken shuttle protein may hinder learning in patients with intellectual disability, schizophrenia, and autism. This is the implication of a study led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine and published online June 22 […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF June 21, 2018 Amputees often experience the sensation of a “phantom limb”–a feeling that a missing body part is still there. That sensory illusion is closer to becoming a reality thanks to a team of engineers at the Johns Hopkins University that has created an electronic skin. When layered on top of prosthetic […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Credit: The Francis Crick Institute Detailed brain cell analysis has helped researchers uncover new mechanisms thought to underlie Parkinson’s disease. The study, published in Nature Communications, adds to our growing understanding of the causes of Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, and could influence drug design in the future. For years, scientists have known […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A study involving scientists from the University of Alicante and the United States notes that the accumulation of a protein known as alpha-synuclein in the retina is a key Parkinson’s biomarker that could help detect the degree of severity of the disease. The work has been published this month in Movement Disorders, a […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF June 22, 2018 Combinations of cancer drugs can be quickly and cheaply tested on tumor cells using a novel device developed by EMBL scientists. The research, reported in Nature Communications on June 22, marks the latest advancement in the field of personalized medicine. Using a microfluidic device that fits in the palm of […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF (HealthDay)—Omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LCPUFA) supplementation in infancy is associated with reduced insulin concentrations and insulin resistance in boys and reduced waist circumference in both sexes at age 5 years, according to a study published online June 8 in Pediatrics. Valene H.L. See, Ph.D., from the Royal Perth Hospital in Australia, […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF June 21, 2018 A new therapeutic approach may one day delay neurodegeneration typical of a disease called mucopolysaccharidoses IIIB (MPS IIIB). Neurodegeneration in this condition results from the abnormal accumulation of essential cellular molecules called mucopolysaccharides. Looking to find alternative therapeutic strategies for this rare genetic disease, a team of researchers investigated whether […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF June 20, 2018 Cannabis use may be decreasing among teens, but a new study by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health showed that American adults have increasingly used cannabis daily since 2007. The findings are published online in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. The legal status of […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 — Youth should be protected from electronic cigarettes and other nicotine delivery devices, according to a position statement from the Forum of International Respiratory Societies published online May 31 in the European Respiratory Journal. Thomas W. Ferkol, M.D., from Washington University in St. Louis, and colleagues address the use […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 — “Hidden” drug overdoses account for nearly 1 in 7 sudden cardiac deaths, a new study contends. Researchers looked at more than 900 people in San Francisco who died of an apparent out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Through autopsies and lab tests, they found that only 541 of those people (59 […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF June 21, 2018 A study published in European Psychiatry reports on factors underlying the current rise in radical conversions among European youth. Compared to previous groups such as Al-Qaïda, ETA, or Hamas, which have been studied in the past, today’s radical groups are smaller, less hierarchical, and are mainly composed of young, homegrown […]Continue Reading ...
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