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tuberculosis and Parkinson’s disease

Link Between Tuberculosis and Parkinson’s Disease Discovered

The mechanism our immune cells use to clear bacterial infections like tuberculosis (TB) might also be implicated in Parkinson's disease, according to a new...
Hotter bodies fight infections

Hotter Bodies Fight Infections and Tumours Better

Higher body temperatures speed our bodies' responses to infections, wounds and tumours - researchers at the Universities of Warwick and Manchester prove Slight...
Diabetes

Diabetes Researchers Find Switch for Fatty Liver Disease

Duke researchers have identified a key fork in the road for the way the liver deals with carbohydrates, fats and protein. They say it...
motor neuron disease

Link Between Long-Term Memory and Neurodegenerative Disease

Scientists have just discovered that a small region of a cellular protein that helps long-term memories form also drives the neurodegeneration seen in motor...
antifungal drugs

Resistance to Antifungal Drugs Could Lead to Disease and Global Food...

An international team, led by researchers from Imperial College London and the University of Exeter, warns that improvements are needed in how existing drugs...
Vitamin D

Understanding Vitamin D Trends in Children with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Researchers from the School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences have examined the relationship between vitamin D levels and the genes that determine vitamin D status in...
brain disease

NIH Scientists Develop Novel Technique to Study Brain Disease

A new tool developed by researchers at the National Institutes of Health has determined, for the first time, how two distinct sets of neurons...
Germ Cell

UMD Study Uncovers Germ Cell Findings with Implications for Disease Research

A UMD-led, multi-institution team of researchers has discovered new mechanisms that dictate the development of germline cells — precursor stem cells that become either...
Alzheimer’s Disease

Heart Failure: The Alzheimer’s Disease of The Heart?

Similar to how protein clumps build up in the brain in people with some neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, protein clumps...
cardiovascular disease

Novel Therapies Identified for Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Potential for...

Preclinical and early clinical research conducted by teams at the University of Alabama at Birminghamand in Australia suggests that patients with rheumatoid arthritis could lower...
Parkinson's disease

Research Could Improve Future Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

Treatment to control involuntary body movements characteristic of Parkinson’s disease could someday be guided by brain signals recorded by electrodes inside a fashionable hat. That...
Alzheimer’s disease

Brain Cholesterol Associated with Increased Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

The question for us now is not how to eliminate cholesterol from the brain, but about how to control cholesterol’s role in Alzheimer’s disease...
Alzheimer’s Disease

SLAC’s X-ray Laser Opens New View on Proteins Related to Alzheimer’s...

To learn more about diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, scientists have zeroed in on invisibly small protein filaments that bunch up to form...
Double-bridged peptides

Double-Bridged Peptides Bind Any Disease Target

Peptides are short chains of amino acids that can bind to proteins and change their function. They show high binding affinity, low toxicity, and...
Deadly Citrus Disease

Researchers Move Toward Understanding Deadly Citrus Disease

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have made an important step in understanding the molecular mechanism of huanglongbing (HLB), a destructive disease that...
Mini-Vessel Device

Mini-Vessel Device Probes Blood Interactions in Malaria, Sickle Cell Disease

In diseases such as malaria and sickle cell disease, red blood cells break down, with harmful effects on the rest of the body –...
Chronic wasting disease

NIH Study Finds No Chronic Wasting Disease Transmissibility in Macaques

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) did not cross the species barrier to infect cynomolgus macaque monkeys during a lengthy investigation by National Institutes of Health...
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Heart Disease May Only be a Matter of Time for Those...

People who are 30 pounds or more overweight may want to slim down a bit even if they don’t have high blood pressure or...
heart disease

Molecule That Dilates Blood Vessels Hints at New Way to Treat...

Americans die of heart or cardiovascular disease at an alarming rate. In fact, heart attacks, strokes and related diseases will kill an estimated 610,000 Americans this...
Multiple sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis May Be Linked to Sheep Disease Toxin

Carried out by the University of Exeter and MS Sciences Ltd., the study has found that people with MS are more likely than other...