What is a celiac disease test? Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes a serious allergic reaction to gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. It’s also found in certain products, including some toothpastes, lipsticks, and medicines. A celiac disease test looks for antibodies to gluten in the blood. Antibodies […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Testing how well people remember past events in their lives could help medical professionals make early predictions about who is at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study from the University of Arizona. Researchers administered an “autobiographical memory” test to a group of 35 healthy adults, about half […]Continue Reading ...
Immunohistochemistry for alpha-synuclein showing positive staining (brown) of an intraneural Lewy-body in the Substantia nigra in Parkinson’s disease. Credit: Wikipedia Results from a Movement Disorders study suggest that occupational stress is associated with Parkinson’s Disease risk, such that having a high-demand occupation is a risk factor and low control is protective. High job demands were […]Continue Reading ...
A scoping review of studies on game interventions for cardiovascular disease (CVD) self-management found that the use of digital games improved exercise capacity and energy expenditure significantly. Average adherence rates for the game interventions ranged from 70% to 100% across all studies, and they were enjoyed by a majority of participants in studies that assessed […]Continue Reading ...
An international research team from the University of Leicester, Lomonosov Moscow State University(MSU), and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology(MIPT) from Russia has developed a mathematical model for monitoring and controlling the spread of melioidosis in Southeast Asia. The findings are presented in Scientific Reports, a prestigious journal from the publishers of Nature. Melioidosis […]Continue Reading ...
A model developed using artificial intelligence (AI) is better at predicting risk of death in patients with heart disease than models designed by medical experts, a new study from the Francis Crick Institute shows. The study, published in PLOS One, adds to the growing evidence that AI could revolutionize healthcare in the UK and beyond. […]Continue Reading ...
Immunohistochemistry for alpha-synuclein showing positive staining (brown) of an intraneural Lewy-body in the Substantia nigra in Parkinson’s disease. Credit: Wikipedia For the past decade, Parkinson’s disease researchers have relied on the experimental equivalent of using a sledgehammer to tune a guitar to test new therapies for the disease. This may be a reason clinical trials […]Continue Reading ...
The reddish-blue mouse neurons in this image have reentered the cell cycle after exposure to amyloid beta oligomers, and thus are primed for death. Credit: Erin Kodis and George Bloom About 50 percent of people who reach the age of 85 will develop Alzheimer’s disease. Most will die within about five years of exhibiting the […]Continue Reading ...
Studying the fundamental aspects of biology can sometimes lead to unexpected findings that directly relate to human disease. In one of the latest examples of scientific serendipity, researchers from the Salk Institute found that an important quality control mechanism in baker’s yeast is closely connected to hypomyelinating leukodystrophy, a debilitating disease found in children. The […]Continue Reading ...
Persons with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are more often hospitalized after antibiotic initiation than people without AD, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. The risk of hospitalization was 40 percent higher for persons with Alzheimer’s disease. The findings were published in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Out of individual antibiotics, persons with Alzheimer’s […]Continue Reading ...
A new study finds that regulatory gene variants can affect the severity of a genetic disease among people with the same protein-coding mutation.Continue Reading ...
Diagram of the brain of a person with Alzheimer’s Disease. Credit: Wikipedia/public domain. Two new studies published by investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital illustrate that not all forms of amyloid-beta (Aβ) protein—the protein thought to initiate Alzheimer’s disease—play an equally menacing role in the progress of the disease. Using a new way of preparing […]Continue Reading ...
Immunohistochemistry for alpha-synuclein showing positive staining (brown) of an intraneural Lewy-body in the Substantia nigra in Parkinson’s disease. Credit: Wikipedia Tremor, rigidity and bradykinesia are well known symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, occurring in different combinations in individual patients. However, there have not been any neuronal components that definitively identify the main symptom groupings – including […]Continue Reading ...
In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (Volume3, Number 2, 2018, pp. 237-250(14); DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/CVIA.2017.0040 Randy R. Jeffrey, Robert F. Hamburger, Janelle Gooden-Ebanks and John W. Petersen from the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA consider impaired longitudinal strain as a common deficit in various cardiac […]Continue Reading ...
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