Chronic liver disease is known as the silent killer, as it shows no obvious symptoms until the disease has progressed to an advanced stage. Therefore, making a proper diagnosis in the early stage of disease progression can be a clinical challenge. An international team of researchers, affiliated with UNIST, has identified a novel route that […]Continue Reading ...
“Don’t drink the water” might be good enough advice to keep you from getting sick in some places, but according to researchers from Arizona State and Drexel University, the admonition should probably be expanded to “…try not to breathe the water either.” In research recently published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, the group […]Continue Reading ...
The federal Food and Drug Administration has approved a new, scalpel-free treatment for tremor in patients with medication-resistant Parkinson’s disease. The procedure, called focused ultrasound, allows doctors to perform brain surgery without cutting into the skull. It was shown safe and effective for reducing medication-resistant Parkinson’s tremor in clinical trials led by neurosurgeon Jeff Elias, […]Continue Reading ...
Scripps Research scientist Corinne Lasmézas, PhD, and team find that enzyme-modified tau clumps with pα-syn* on the mitochondrial membrane. The two protein aggregates eventually destroy the mitochondria. Credit: Scripps Research Biologists studying Parkinson’s disease have long hoped to solve the mystery of the telltale “clumps.” Scientists want to know how clumps of misfolded proteins damage […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists are studying the role of immune cell activation in Alzheimer’s disease Mutations of the TREM2 gene can significantly increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich now shed light on the reasons why TREM2 is so important for brain health. They show that […]Continue Reading ...
Earlier detection of cardiovascular disease is a step closer thanks to the findings of a research team at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) led by Francisco Sánchez-Madrid and Pilar Martín. The scientists have found that the expression level of the molecule CD69 in blood cells inversely predicts the appearance of subclinical atherosclerosis (developing […]Continue Reading ...
Jan 11 2019 Fight for Sight and the Thyroid Eye Disease Charitable Trust are funding research to establish the benefits of using a type of oral supplement for UK patients with thyroid eye disease, which affects around 300,000 people in the UK. Researchers from Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust will recruit 110 patients with the […]Continue Reading ...
Jan 10 2019 Having two or more non-communicable diseases (multimorbidity) costs the country more than the sum of those individual diseases would cost, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Tony Blakely from the University of Otago, New Zealand, and colleagues. Credit: TBIT, Pixabay Few studies have estimated disease-specific health […]Continue Reading ...
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and African Americans are disproportionately affected. Prior studies have investigated how limited access to material resources due to financial hardship may influence health, but the association between that stress caused by financial hardship and coronary heart disease in African Americans has not […]Continue Reading ...
A team of scientists led by Prof. Antonella Consiglio from the IDIBELL and the University of Barcelona (UB), and Prof. Angel Raya from the Center of Regenerative Medicine of Barcelona (CMR[B]/IDIBELL) have discovered that defective versions of human brain cells called astrocytes are linked to the buildup of a toxic protein that is one the […]Continue Reading ...
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was associated with cardiovascular disease and cancer, as well as the metabolic syndrome, in a new study. In the Journal of Neuroscience Research study of 84 individuals diagnosed with PTSD (39 victims of terrorist attacks and 45 victims of other traumatic events), males were more likely to have circulatory and metabolic […]Continue Reading ...
Specks of calcium in the heart’s artery walls could be an important prognostic marker of early cardiovascular disease in South Asians and may help guide treatment in this population, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. In a study of nearly 700 patients with ethnic backgrounds from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, […]Continue Reading ...
Fatty liver, liver steatosis, 3D illustration and photomicrograph of triglyceride fat accumulated inside liver cells, as occurs in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Credit: Kateryna Kon, Shutterstock A new study by Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers shows there’s yet another reason to avoid a high fat, high cholesterol diet: It can […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at the University of Barcelona have found that defects in brain glial cells called astrocytes are linked to the accumulation of alpha-synuclein; a toxic protein that is thought to contribute to Parkinson’s disease. Antiv | Shutterstock The astrocytes, which were derived from patients with Parkinson’s, had a genetic mutation that affects cell clean-up capabilities. […]Continue Reading ...
The hygiene hypothesis says increased sanitation in industrialized countries has led to increases in asthma The hygiene hypothesis may explain why asthma and other allergic airway diseases have dramatically increased over the past decades in industrialized countries. The hypothesis suggests that decreased exposure to microbial products in our cleaner homes and environments — due to […]Continue Reading ...
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