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Parkinson’s

A New Brain Mapping Technique Reveals Circuitry of Parkinson’s Disease Tremors

If a piece of electronics isn’t working, troubleshooting the problem often involves probing the flow of electricity through the various components of the circuit...
Heart Disease

Certain Fat Found Around the Heart Associated with Higher Risk of...

A higher volume of a certain type of fat that surrounds the heart is significantly associated with a higher risk of heart disease in...
disease

Researchers Develop New Approach to Detecting Disease Outbreaks

Researchers in Carnegie Mellon University's Event and Pattern Detection Laboratory have won the grand prize in Round 7 of the Yelp Dataset Challenge for...
diseases

Measuring Disease Risk

Abdominal fat in adults has long been associated with increased risk of metabolic and cardiovascular disease. Now, a Singaporean team has studied more than...
cancer

IU Study Finds Fly Growth Mimics Cancer Cells, Creating New Tool...

Scientists who study a molecule known to play a role in certain types of cancers and neurodegenerative disorders have a powerful new tool to...
fibrotic disease

Surprising Finding by VU team Sheds Light on Fibrotic Disease

Integrins are membrane proteins made up of combinations of different “alpha” and “beta” subunits that enable cells throughout the body to interact with their...
liver disease

Unveiling the Biology Behind Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease covers a range of diseases that result from fat accumulation in the liver, but not as a result of alcohol...
cell circulation

RIT Engineer Researches the Impact of Shear Stress on Cell Circulation...

How do cells and protein molecules respond to stress as they travel through blood vessels? Could resulting changes to these biological components impact how...
Parkinson’s Disease

A Natural Compound Can Block the Formation of Toxins Associated with...

To our surprise, we found evidence that squalamine not only slows down the formation of the toxins associated with Parkinson’s Disease, but also makes...
Heart Disease

Engineering Nanomaterials to Deliver Precise Treatments for Heart Disease

Northwestern University researchers have demonstrated an enhanced approach to using nanomaterials to target inflammatory cells involved in atherosclerosis. The findings, published in the journal...
brain

‘Housekeepers’ of the Brain Renew Themselves More Quickly than First Thought

Cells in the brain responsible for detecting and fixing minor damage renew themselves more quickly than previously thought, new research has shown. A study, led...
Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s Disease Risk and Prognosis Determined by Different Genes, Study Finds

Genetic studies have been very successful at identifying genetic risk factors for Crohn’s disease, but have told us virtually nothing about why one person...
Inflammatory Bowel Disease

James D. Lewis, MD, MSCE, Honored for Research in Inflammatory Bowel...

James D. Lewis, MD, MSCE, a professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and associate director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program in the Perelman School...
Parasitic wormsvideo

UO-made Tool Ready to Take on Disease-causing Worms

Parasitic worms that go from the soil into humans and pet hosts may soon receive their eviction notices thanks to progress by UO researchers. Testing...
movement disorder

Gene Discovery Helps Children with Movement Disorder Walk Again

UCL researchers have discovered a new genetic cause for dystonia, a movement disorder, enabling treatment with Deep Brain Stimulation which has been so successful...
genetic disorder

Patients Show Considerable Improvements after Treatment for Newly-defined Movement Disorder

We can aim for a more 'precision medicine approach' to target treatment with deep brain stimulation to those likely to benefit: most importantly,...
Caucasians, diabetes

New Biomarker Predicts Alzheimer’s Disease and Link to Diabetes

An enzyme found in the fluid around the brain and spine is giving researchers a snapshot of what happens inside the minds of Alzheimer’s...
genetic mutation

From a Single Genetic Mutation, Secrets of ‘Boy in the Bubble’...

UC Berkeley was part of an interdisciplinary, international research team that has identified the rare genetic mutation responsible for a unique case of “boy...
cardiac disease

Can a Cancer Drug Treat a Rare Cardiac Disease?

About 1 in 2,500 babies born in the United States each year have Noonan syndrome (NS), a genetic disorder that results in severe heart...
chikungunya

Children Shrug off Disease Symptoms While Still Infectious

Children recover from chikungunya viral infection more quickly than adults, which could make them hidden carriers of the disease, finds a team of immunologists...