Diseases
TGen receives PayPal grant to underwrite costs of genetic tests for children with rare disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 53 minutes
The Translational Genomics Research Institute, an affiliate of City of Hope, today announced a $10,000 grant from PayPal... more
Researcher conducts study to investigate peripheral blood markers of Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Β-amyloid formation, an indicative element of Alzheimer's disease, is a consequence of alternative expression of enzymes involved in the cleavage of amyloid precursor protein, leading to... more
Rutgers scientists take an important step in making diseased hearts heal themselves  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
A team of Rutgers scientists, including Leonard Lee and Shaohua Li, have taken an important step toward the goal of making diseased hearts heal... more
"Miracle" baby survives Ebola in Congo and rapid a new Ebola detection device  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
A female baby was diagnosed with the deadly Ebola when she was only six days old. According to the health officials in... more
Researchers use brain connectome to reassess neuroimaging findings of Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
Already affecting more than five million Americans older than 65, Alzheimer's disease is on the rise and expected to impact more than 13 million people by... more
Oyster aquaculture limits disease in wild oyster populations  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
A fisheries researcher at the University of Rhode Island has found that oyster aquaculture operations can limit the spread of disease among wild populations of oysters. The findings are contrary to long-held... more
Newly identified enzyme could play key role in childbirth and muscle diseases  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Since the 1960s, scientists have known of a modification that occurs to a particular molecule in muscles, especially after exercise. What scientists haven't known... more
Wiring diagram of the brain provides a clearer picture of brain scan data  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Neuroscientists have used data from the human brain connectome -- a publicly available 'wiring diagram' of the human brain based on data... more
Early physical therapy associated with reduction in opioid use  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Patients who underwent physical therapy soon after being diagnosed with pain in the shoulder, neck, low back or knee were approximately 7 to 16 percent less likely to use opioids... more
New computer model helps predict course of the disease in prostate cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
How does a normal cell turn into a deadly cancer? Seeking an answer to this question, and working alongside other international working... more
WATCH: Woman once praised for battle with illness revealed to have never been sick: Part 4  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Gypsy Blanchard told "20/20" that the only thing that is wrong with her health is that... more
Researchers uncover microRNAs involved in the control of social behavior  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The recent discovery of microRNAs as key regulators of biological processes has fueled an explosion of research activity into their function in health and disease. more
What to know about encephalopathy  MNT · 2 days
Encephalopathy refers to a range of conditions that damage the brain's structure or function. This includes brain damage and brain disease. In this article, we look at the types, causes, symptoms, and treatments of encephalopathy. more
Medical News Today: What to know about encephalopathy  MNT · 2 days
Encephalopathy refers to a range of conditions that damage the brain's structure or function. This includes brain damage and brain disease. In this article, we look at the types, causes, symptoms, and... more
New Electronic Pill Can Communicate Wirelessly  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
A research team led by MIT scientists has developed an ingestible capsule that can be controlled using Bluetooth, a widely adopted wireless protocol. Manufactured... more
Ebola-fighting protein discovered in human cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have discovered a human protein that helps fight the Ebola virus and could one day lead to an effective therapy against the deadly disease, according to a new study. The newly discovered ability of the... more
Can stem cells help a diseased heart heal itself? Researcher achieves important milestone  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have taken an important step toward the goal of making diseased hearts heal themselves -- a new model that would reduce... more
Early physical therapy can reduce risk, amount of long-term opioid use, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Patients who underwent physical therapy soon after being diagnosed with pain in the shoulder, neck, low back or knee were approximately 7... more
Medical News Today: IBD increases prostate cancer risk by fivefold  MNT · 3 days
According to a new study, inflammatory bowel disease increases the risk of developing prostate cancer. This finding opens up a challenging clinical debate. more
Prostate cancer: New computer model enables researchers to predict course of disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
How does a normal cell turn into a deadly cancer? Seeking an answer to this Question researchers examined the tumor genomes of nearly 300... more
A role for microRNAs in social behavior  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have uncovered a microRNA cluster that regulates synaptic strength and is involved in the control of social behavior in mammals. The researchers presume that their discovery may point to new therapeutic strategies for... more
Scientists create bee vaccine to fight off 'insect apocalypse'  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists in Finland have developed what they believe is the world's first vaccine to protect bees against disease, raising hopes for tackling the drastic decline in insect numbers which could... more
Geneticists discover how sex-linked disorders arise  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers have discovered a regulatory gene carried on the Y chromosome that determines whether a baby will be male or female and the risk of disease. more
Answering the Biggest Neurological Research Questions of Today  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
An interview with Dr. Peggy Taylor, discussing the biggest neurological research questions of today and how BioLegend is helping to develop new biomarkers for neurological disease. more
New research lays out potential path for treatment of Huntington’s disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
New research gives scientists a clearer picture of what is happening in the brains of people with Huntington's disease and lays out a potential path for... more
UA scientists uncover biological processes leading to rare brain disorder in babies  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Babies born with pontocerebellar hypoplasia type Ib often do not survive past one year. Born with an underdeveloped brain, infants struggle to move, feed... more
Alzheimer's could possibly be spread via contaminated neurosurgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers have found that surgical instruments used for neurosurgery could get contaminated by the altered brain proteins that are seen in Alzheimer’s disease. These instruments are capable of spreading the condition if... more
Study sheds new light on disease-spreading mosquitoes  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
When the West Nile virus (WNV) was initially isolated in two patients at a Queens, N.Y., hospital in the summer of 1999, it would have been hard to anticipate how quickly one common species... more
Schistosomiasis prevention and treatment could help control HIV  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Of the 34 million people worldwide with HIV, and the 200 million with schistosomiasis, the majority live in Africa— where millions of people are simultaneously infected with both diseases. more
Biologists turn eavesdropping viruses into bacterial assassins  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have found a bacteria-killing virus that can listen in on bacterial conversations -- and then they made it attack diseases including salmonella, E. coli and cholera. more
Medical News Today: Endometriosis after a cesarean delivery: What to know  MNT · 3 days
Having a C-section can increase the risk of receiving an endometriosis diagnosis. Learn more about the connection between cesarean deliveries and endometriosis in this article. more
Mass spectrometry sheds new light on thallium poisoning cold case  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
In 1994, Chinese university student Zhu Ling began experiencing stomach pain, hair loss and partial paralysis. By the time doctors diagnosed Ling with thallium poisoning about four months... more
Mass spectrometry sheds new light on thallium poisoning cold case  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In 1994, Chinese university student Zhu Ling began experiencing stomach pain, hair loss and partial paralysis. By the time doctors diagnosed Ling with thallium poisoning about four months... more
Big data reveals hints of how, when and where mental disorders start  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 days
The first wave of data from the PsychENCODE project holds new clues to how and when psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia emerge. more
Researchers discover Ebola-fighting protein in human cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers have discovered a human protein that helps fight the Ebola virus and could one day lead to an effective therapy against the deadly disease, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. more
GW researchers review studies on treatments for prurigo nodularis  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Prurigo nodularis is a disabling chronic skin condition characterized by severely itchy, crusty, firm papules and nodules that often occur on the arms and legs, but can appear diffusely on... more
Study uncovers new genetic clues to frontotemporal dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Unlike the more common Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia tends to afflict young people. It accounts for an estimated 20 percent of all cases of early-onset dementia. more
Novel mechanisms of dengue and Zika virus infections and link to microcephaly  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
New insights into how dengue and Zika viruses cause disease reveal strategies the viruses use to successfully infect their host and a link to... more
CRISPR-mediated activation of a promoter or enhancer rescues obesity caused by haploinsufficiency  Science Magazine · 4 days
A wide-range of human diseases result from haploinsufficiency, where the function of one of the two gene copies is lost. Here, we targeted the... more
Neuron-specific signatures in the chromosomal connectome associated with schizophrenia risk  Science Magazine · 4 days
To explore the developmental reorganization of the three-dimensional genome of the brain in the context of neuropsychiatric disease, we monitored chromosomal conformations in differentiating neural progenitor cells. Neuronal... more
Transcriptome and epigenome landscape of human cortical development modeled in organoids  Science Magazine · 4 days
Genes implicated in neuropsychiatric disorders are active in human fetal brain, yet difficult to study in a longitudinal fashion. We demonstrate that organoids from human pluripotent... more
Comprehensive functional genomic resource and integrative model for the human brain  Science Magazine · 4 days
Despite progress in defining genetic risk for psychiatric disorders, their molecular mechanisms remain elusive. Addressing this, the PsychENCODE Consortium has generated a comprehensive online resource for... more
Transcriptome-wide isoform-level dysregulation in ASD, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder  Science Magazine · 4 days
Most genetic risk for psychiatric disease lies in regulatory regions, implicating pathogenic dysregulation of gene expression and splicing. However, comprehensive assessments of transcriptomic organization in diseased brains are limited. In... more
Genome-wide de novo risk score implicates promoter variation in autism spectrum disorder  Science Magazine · 4 days
Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) has facilitated the first genome-wide evaluations of the contribution of de novo noncoding mutations to complex disorders. Using WGS, we identified... more
Monitoring the environment with artificial intelligence  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Microorganisms perform key functions in ecosystems and their diversity reflects the health of their environment. Researchers use genomic tools to sequence the DNA of microorganisms in samples, and then exploit this considerable amount of data with... more
Scientists perform lung lavage as new approach for tuberculosis diagnosis in rhinoceros  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Conventional immunological tests for tuberculosis in rhinoceros are substantially insecure and bear high risk of false negative or false positive diagnosis with sometimes fatal... more
Medical News Today: New brain circuit that controls anxiety found  MNT · 4 days
Using genetically modified mice, scientists have uncovered a brain circuit that regulates anxiety and could be a treatment target for related disorders. more
New brain circuit that controls anxiety found  MNT · 4 days
Using genetically modified mice, scientists have uncovered a brain circuit that regulates anxiety and could be a treatment target for related disorders. more
Chemical biologists unearth cause of a rare brain disorder  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
In pontocerebellar hypoplasia type 1b, two key biological structures are blocked from binding to one another -- which ultimately stunts critical brain growth. more
Genetic study reveals new insights into underlying causes of moderate-to-severe asthma  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The largest-ever genetic study of people with moderate-to-severe asthma has revealed new insights into the underlying causes of the disease which could help improve its diagnosis... more
Cancer patients have greater risk of developing shingles, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
People newly diagnosed with cancer, particularly blood cancers, and those treated with chemotherapy have a greater risk of developing shingles, according to a new study in the Journal... more
Chemical biologists unearth cause of a rare brain disorder  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Babies born with pontocerebellar hypoplasia type Ib often do not survive past one year. Born with an underdeveloped brain, infants struggle to move, feed and even breathe. more
Researchers shine new light on disease-spreading mosquitoes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Physicists are now exploring laser-based technology traditionally used for studying conditions in the atmosphere -- such as Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) -- to shine a light on the subtlest of features of mosquito... more
Amyloid pathology transmission in lab mice and historic medical treatments  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A study has confirmed that some vials of a hormone used in discontinued medical treatments contained seeds of a protein implicated in Alzheimer's disease, and are able to... more
Biologists turn eavesdropping viruses into bacterial assassins  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Princeton molecular biologist Bonnie Bassler and graduate student Justin Silpe have identified a virus, VP882, that can listen in on bacterial conversations—and then, in a twist like something out of a spy novel, they... more
Ebola-fighting protein discovered in human cells  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers have discovered a human protein that helps fight the Ebola virus and could one day lead to an effective therapy against the deadly disease, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. more
Researchers shine new light on disease-spreading mosquitoes  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
When the West Nile virus (WNV) was initially isolated in two patients at a Queens, N.Y., hospital in the summer of 1999, it would have been hard to anticipate how quickly one common species... more
Probiotics may offer therapeutic benefits for biopolar patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new study has shown that probiotics may serve as a potential therapeutic approach to bipolar disorder and other psychiatric conditions. more
Researchers lay foundation for smart contrast medium  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Molecular imaging techniques are playing an increasingly important role in medical diagnostics and developing new treatment methods. An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the fields of chemistry, material sciences, biomedicine, quantum physics and toxicology... more
Lung lavage as new test method improves tuberculosis diagnosis in rhinoceros  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists performed repeated lung lavage as a new approach for tuberculosis diagnosis in rhinoceros. Subsequent genetic tests reliably identified mycobacteria in the animals' respiratory fluids --... more
New project aims to understand why and how metabolic disorders develop in patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The global prevalence of diabetes has reached more than 410 million individuals, underscoring the need for novel therapeutic strategies targeting the pathology... more
Ingestible capsule can be controlled wirelessly  MIT · 4 days
Electronic pill can relay diagnostic information or release drugs in response to smartphone commands. more
Chronic rhinitis associated with hospital readmissions for asthma and COPD patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Patients hospitalized for either asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have a higher risk of being readmitted for a hospital stay within 30 days of release... more
UAlberta scientists identify biomarkers for detecting Alzheimer's disease in saliva samples  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
University of Alberta scientists have identified three biomarkers for detecting mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease in saliva samples. The research has promising results for application... more
Occupational exposure to pesticides increases risk for cardiovascular disease among Latinos  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Latinos who are exposed to pesticides in their workplaces are twice as likely to have cardiovascular disease compared with Latinos who are not exposed to pesticides... more
Scientists develop new stem cell line to study conversion of stem cells into muscle  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
To help patients with muscle disorders, scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have engineered... more
CDC selects UMass Amherst biostatistician model that helps predict influenza outbreaks  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was looking for a preferred flu prediction model for use in its flu-forecasting challenge this season, an influenza-tracking... more
New method to visualize small-molecule interactions inside cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Like people in a large company, proteins in cells constantly interact with each other to perform various jobs. To develop new disease therapies, researchers are trying to control these interactions with small-molecule... more
New model could cure the potential to underestimate how quickly diseases spread  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers from the New York University Tandon School of Engineering and Politecnico di Torino, Italy, have developed a mathematical model that could cure the... more
Recent findings on rare genetic disorder may help develop new treatment options  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Fresh discoveries about a rare genetic disorder that affects mainly boys may inform the development of therapies to treat the condition. more
Hearing loss linked with increased risk for premature death  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new study links hearing loss with an increased risk for mortality before the age of 75 due to cardiovascular disease. Researchers at the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center... more
Russian scientists create hardware-information system for brain disorders treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A team of scientists of Ural Federal University headed by Prof. Vladimir Kublanov created a hardware-information system for brain disorders prophylaxis and treatment unrivaled both in Russia and throughout the... more
Surgical treatment unnecessary for many prostate cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Otherwise healthy men with advanced prostate cancer may benefit greatly from surgery, but many with this diagnosis have no need for it. These conclusions were reached by researchers after following a large... more
Stem cell researchers develop promising technique to generate new muscle cells in lab  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
To help patients with muscle disorders, scientists have engineered a new stem cell line to study the conversion of stem cells into... more
Blood test could lead to cystic fibrosis treatment tailored to each patient  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have used a blood test and microarray technology to identify distinct molecular signatures in children with cystic fibrosis. These patterns of gene expression... more
Medical News Today: LEEP procedure: What to expect  MNT · 4 days
LEEP stands for loop electrosurgical excision procedure. This test can help diagnose and treat cervical cancer. Learn more about its uses and what to expect here. more
Rice plants that grow as clones from seed  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Plant biologists have discovered a way to make crop plants replicate through seeds as clones. The discovery, long sought by plant breeders and geneticists, could make it easier to propagate high-yielding, disease-resistant... more
Clue to epidemics in 'bursty' social behavior  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have developed a mathematical model that could cure the potential to underestimate how quickly diseases spread. The team discovered that current predictive models may miss the influence of a critical aspect of the... more
Unlocking the secrets of how cells communicate offers insights into treating diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have made a significant breakthrough by developing the 3D structure of proteins from inside the eye lens that control how cells communicate with... more
[Research Articles] A point-of-care diagnostic for differentiating Ebola from endemic febrile diseases  Science Magazine · 5 days
Hemorrhagic fever outbreaks such as Ebola are difficult to detect and control because of the lack of low-cost, easily deployable diagnostics and because initial... more
Medical News Today: Red meat raises heart disease risk through gut bacteria  MNT · 5 days
A diet rich in red meat increases gut bacteria production of a compound that raises heart disease risk and reduces the compound's removal by... more
Red meat raises heart disease risk through gut bacteria  MNT · 5 days
A diet rich in red meat increases gut bacteria production of a compound that raises heart disease risk and reduces the compound's removal by the kidneys. more
Scientists pave the way for saliva test for Alzheimer's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists have identified three biomarkers for detecting mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease in saliva samples. The research has promising results for application in a clinical setting. more
Intellectually active lifestyle confers protection against neurodegeneration in Huntington's patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers from the Cognition and Brain Plasticity research group of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute and the University of Barcelona, in collaboration with several hospitals, have discovered that... more
Unlocking the secrets of how cells communicate offers insights into treating diseases  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Portland State University researchers have made a significant breakthrough by developing the 3-D structure of proteins from inside the eye lens that control how... more
Rice plants that grow as clones from seed  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Plant biologists at the University of California, Davis have discovered a way to make crop plants replicate through seeds as clones. The discovery, long sought by plant breeders and geneticists, could make... more
Hearing loss is a risk factor for premature death  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A new study links hearing loss with an increased risk for mortality before the age of 75 due to cardiovascular disease. Researchers found that mortality among those with hearing loss... more
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria could soon be targeted with Alzheimer's drug  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria could soon be targeted with a drug initially developed to treat Alzheimer's disease. more
Seeing small-molecule interactions inside cells  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Like people in a large company, proteins in cells constantly interact with each other to perform various jobs. To develop new disease therapies, researchers are trying to control these interactions with small-molecule drugs that cause specific proteins to... more
Buzz! Slap! Ow! Taking the virus out of a mosquito's bite  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
They approach with the telltale sign -- a high-pitched whine. It's a warning that you are a mosquito's next meal. But that mosquito might carry a... more
New method for studying ALS more effectively  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The neurodegenerative disease ALS causes motor neuron death and paralysis. However, long before the cells die, they lose contact with the muscles as their axons atrophy. Researchers have now devised a new method that... more
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