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Disease Therapies

New Cell Manufacturing Research Facility will Change Approaches to Disease Therapies

The vision of making affordable, high-quality cell-based therapies available to hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide moved closer to reality June 6 with the...
lung disease

Low Vitamin D Levels Associated with Scarring Lung Disease

Reviewing medical information gathered on more than 6,000 adults over a 10-year period, Johns Hopkins researchers have found that lower than normal blood levels...
portable disease detector

Military Awards Alabama’s GeneCapture $1 Million Contract to Develop Portable Disease...

The Department of Defense has awarded Huntsville’s GeneCapture a $1 million, two-year contract to develop a portable device that war fighters can use to...
heart disease

New UVA Study Tentatively Links Ticks to Heart Disease

University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have linked sensitivity to an allergen in red meat – a sensitivity spread by tick bites –...
Parkinson's disease

Human Embryonic Stem Cells-derived Dopaminergic Neurons Alleviate Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease...

Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the leading neural degenerative disorders, which is primarily caused by death of dopaminergic neurons in substantia nigra. This...
Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s Disease : How Amyloid Aggregates Alter Neuronal Function

Alzheimer's disease, which affects nearly a million French people, is characterized by a premature alteration of the patient's cognitive faculties, followed by neuronal degeneration...
fatty liver disease

Big Data Identifies Lipids as Signatures of Health and Disease

Biology is swaddled in lipids: fats, oils, and even waxes envelop cells and their organelles, mediate the flow of vast biological information networks, protect...
cardiovascular disease

New Study Finds Mediterranean-Style Eating Pattern with Lean, Unprocessed Red Meat...

Adopting a Mediterranean-style eating pattern improves heart health, with or without reducing red meat intake, if the red meat consumed is lean and unprocessed,...
Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction Means Increased Risk for Heart Disease, Regardless of Other...

Erectile dysfunction (ED) indicates greater cardiovascular risk, regardless of other risk factors, such as cholesterol, smoking and high blood pressure, according new research published...
Parkinson’s disease

Scientists Unravel Molecular Mechanisms of Parkinson’s Disease

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...
Alzheimer’s disease

New Mechanism by Which Alzheimer’s Disease Spreads Discovered

The waste-disposal system in a cell can spread harmful protein aggregates between neurons in the brain in Alzheimer’s disease. The spread can be reduced...
raspberries

Could Eating Raspberries Prevent Cardiovascular Disease?

New research led by Dr Ana Rodriguez-Mateos, School of Life Course Sciences, shows that eating red raspberries improves the function of the cells that line...
Muscle-Wasting Diseasevideo

New Lab Technology Could Reveal Treatments for Muscle-Wasting Disease

DMD is a genetic disorder causing muscle degeneration and weakness, caused by an absence of the protein dystrophin. DMD usually affects only boys, with...
wound scars

​New Nanoparticles Help to Detect Serious Scarring of Wounds

A new way of seeing when heavy wound scars are forming, and providing doctors the chance to intervene, has been developed by scientists from Nanyang Technological...
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease

Preventive Treatment for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is devastating for those affected, as there is still no cure for this type of dementia. One hundred years...
thwart disease

Shining a Light on the Nervous System to Thwart Disease

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University and the University of Pittsburgh received a four-year, $9 million grant from the...
Sex Hormone

Sex Hormone Levels Alter Heart Disease Risk in Older Women

In an analysis of data collected from more than 2,800 women after menopause, Johns Hopkins researchers report new evidence that a higher proportion of...
decode disease

Coding the Brain to Decode Disease

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have devised what they call a “neuronal cookbook” for turning skin cells into different types of neurons. As...
Bacteria on a Chipvideo

Ingestible “Bacteria on a Chip” Could Help Diagnose Disease

MIT researchers have built an ingestible sensor equipped with genetically engineered bacteria that can diagnose bleeding in the stomach or other gastrointestinal problems. This “bacteria-on-a-chip”...
Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Potent New Mechanism of Action for Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease...

Key Points of Research - Through research on the small molecule analogue of E6007 which is under clinical development as a treatment for inflammatory bowel...