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ebola

Lessons from Ebola: New Approach Improves Disease Outbreak Management

A new approach to information gathering could allow scientists to quickly identify the most effective way to manage a disease outbreak, an advance that...
lab on a chipvideo

IBM Scientists Use Lab-on-a-Chip Nanochannel Technology Designed to “Stretch” DNA to...

IBM scientists have developed a “lab-on-a-chip” technology that can stretch double-stranded DNA molecules with the potential to efficiently reveal biomarkers that may indicate disease. This...
colorectal cancer, catalyst, clinical guidelines, Fasting Glucose, eye disease, bone metabolism, chronic diseases, antibiotic

Switching to a Low-glycemic Diet May Stop Age-related Eye Disease, Study...

A study in mice finds that development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) could be arrested by switching from a high-glycemic diet (starches as are...
genetic

New Tool Could Facilitate Search for Disease-causing Genetic Variants

Scientists affiliated with the Brazilian Initiative on Precision Medicine (BIPMed) are working in partnership with Seven Bridges, a multinational that specializes in biomedical data...
biological

Link Between Heart Disease Risk Factors and Depression Is Biological, Not...

Biology, rather than personal behavior, may be responsible for the link between depression and risk factors for heart disease, according to a new study...
parasites

Tropical Plant Combats Parasites in Chickens

A new treatment of the widespread chicken parasite, the Ascaridia galli roundworm, is based on a tropical plant extract. The treatment—currently patent pending—is based...
dengue

Predicting Disease Severity

Dengue virus (DENV) infection threatens over half of the world’s population, and with millions of cases each year, scientists are working hard to fully...
parasitic disease

New Iowa State University Research Will Help to Refine Treatments for...

Recently published research from Iowa State University biomedical scientists details new methods for studying a parasitic nematode that sickens millions worldwide, a development that...
Deadly Disease

Discovery about How Heart Forms Sheds Light on Deadly Disease

Kidney research at the University of Virginia School of Medicine has unexpectedly led to a discovery about the formation of the heart, including the...
Alzheimer’s Disease

UMD-led Exercise Study Offers Hope in Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease

A new study led by researchers from the University of Maryland’s School of Public Health examines how physical activity impacts brain physiology and suggests...
cardiovascular disease

Marmoset Study Provides Clues to Link Between Mental Health Disorders and...

We now see clearly that these brain regions control aspects of heart function as well as emotions. This helps our understanding of emotional disorders,...
diabetic kidney disease

New Biomarkers Help Predict Outcomes in Diabetic Kidney Disease

A common complication of type 2 diabetes occurs when filters within the kidney are damaged, leading to an abnormal buildup of protein in urine...
drug therapy

Clinical Trial Discovers New Way to Prevent Children with Arthritis and...

Over 5,000 children and adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in the UK are likely to develop uveitis, a condition that causes inflammation in the middle...
opioid agonist therapy, breast cancer, Pediatric Leukemia, Knee Surgery, Acute Kidney Injury, reproductive disease, diabetes, prostate cancer, ear tumor, tumor, asthma, lung cancer, anti-viral, norovirus, antibiotic

New Cell Model to Help Test Reproductive Disease Therapies

Kevin Osteen, Ph.D., Pierre Soupart Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and his team at the Women’s Reproductive Health Research Center have developed a three-dimensional...
Liver Disease

Stool Microbes Predict Advanced Liver Disease

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) — a condition that can lead to liver cirrhosis and cancer — isn’t typically detected until it’s well advanced....
mosquito-borne diseases

Stanford Researchers Analyze What a Warming Planet Means for Mosquito-borne Diseases

As temperatures rise with climate change, mosquito season extends past the summer months in many parts of the world. The question has been how...
infectious diseasevideo

Device Utilizing Molecular Technique Could Provide Ultra-sensitive, Automated System to Detect...

An innovation at Purdue University could allow highly sensitive detection of an infectious disease such as HIV or whooping cough by using a low-cost,...
Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s Disease in a Dish: UB Researchers Reproduce Brain Oscillations That...

Abnormal oscillations in neurons that control movement, which likely cause the tremors that characterize Parkinson’s disease, have long been reported in patients with the...
Alzheimer’s disease

Protein Structure May Aid in Treating Alzheimer’s Disease

The protein gamma-secretase appeared to be a promising target for drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease. It “cuts” the amyloid precursor protein to release amyloid-beta...
artificial intelligence

The “Anakin” Method: Using Artificial Intelligence to Fight Disease

Growing up in small-town Central Alabama, Justin Smith was drawn to Legos and science fiction books and films, like Star Wars and Star Trek...