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Treatment of metabolic dysfunction could be a potential therapy for Alzheimer’s disease

Yale-NUS College | 10-17-2019

Researchers discover that metabolic and mitochondrial dysfunctions are a key cause of Alzheimer’s disease; a common diabetes drug was identified as a potential treatment. …

First evidence of immune response targeting brain cells in autism

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center | 10-17-2019

Evidence of T-lymphocyte attack on specific brain cells could explain more than half of all cases of autism and provide potential therapeutic targets. …

Drug treats inflammation associated with genetic heart disease

Johns Hopkins Medicine | 10-17-2019

When young athletes experience sudden cardiac death as they run down the playing field, it’s usually due to arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM), an inherited heart disease. …

Green areas in cities promote wellbeing

KIT | 10-17-2019

An interdisciplinary study suggests green spaces in urban areas can directly improve the wellbeing of people. …

Artificial pancreas system better controls blood glucose levels than current technology

Mount Sinai Hospital/Mount Sinai School of Medicine | 10-16-2019

A new artificial pancreas system that uses advanced control algorithms to automatically monitor and regulate blood glucose levels was more effective …

Mothers’ behavior influences bonding hormone oxytocin in babies

MPI CBS | 10-16-2019

A new epigenetic study suggests that mothers’ behavior can also have a substantial impact on their children’s developing oxytocin systems. …

Cause of drug resistance in intestinal tumors identified

Massachusetts General Hospital | 10-16-2019

Study finds that breakdown of the normal 3-dimensional shape of DNA allows harmful interactions of genes in a rare form of gastrointestinal stromal tumors. …

Diabetes: A next-generation therapy soon available?

Université de Genève | 10-16-2019

By identifying a protein that helps regulate blood glucose and lipids, researchers hope for the rapid development of treatments more effective than current insulin therapy. …

Gene mutation in the chloride channel triggers rare high blood pressure syndrome

Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine | 10-15-2019

Researchers have shown for the first time that a mutation in the gene for the ClC-2 chloride channel leads to overproduction of the steroid hormone, aldosterone, …

Glowing particles in the blood may help diagnose and monitor brain cancer

Massachusetts General Hospital | 10-15-2019

A chemical that has improved surgeries for brain cancer by making tumor cells fluorescent may also help doctors safely diagnose the disease and monitor its response to treatment, …

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Biomedical Advances

Biomedical Advances

Treatment of metabolic dysfunction could be a potential therapy for Alzheimer’s disease

Yale-NUS College | 10-17-2019

Researchers discover that metabolic and mitochondrial dysfunctions are a key cause of Alzheimer’s disease; a common diabetes drug was identified as a potential treatment. …

Treatment of metabolic dysfunction could be a potential therapy for Alzheimer’s disease

Yale-NUS College | 10-17-2019

Researchers discover that metabolic and mitochondrial dysfunctions are a key cause of Alzheimer’s disease; a common diabetes drug was identified as a potential treatment. …

Diet and Lifestyle

Diet and Lifestyle

Green areas in cities promote wellbeing

KIT | 10-17-2019

An interdisciplinary study suggests green spaces in urban areas can directly improve the wellbeing of people. …

Green areas in cities promote wellbeing

KIT | 10-17-2019

An interdisciplinary study suggests green spaces in urban areas can directly improve the wellbeing of people. …

Preventive Medicine

Preventive Medicine

How to keep cool in a blackout during a heatwave

University of Sydney | 10-08-2019

Researchers simulated heatwave conditions to examine the effect of using water in different ways – on a person’s core temperature, cardiovascular strain, risk of dehydration and comfort levels. …

How to keep cool in a blackout during a heatwave

University of Sydney | 10-08-2019

Researchers simulated heatwave conditions to examine the effect of using water in different ways – on a person’s core temperature, cardiovascular strain, risk of dehydration and comfort levels. …

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