Gene-Editing Alternative Corrects Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

DALLAS - April 12, 2017 - Using the new gene-editing enzyme CRISPR-Cpf1, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have successfully corrected Duchenne muscular dystrophy...
adhd

Children with ADHD have some smaller brain regions

People with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have distinct differences in their brain structure, a new study finds, suggesting the disorder should be considered a...
low thyroid function

No Benefit In Treating Mildly Low Thyroid Function In Pregnancy, NIH Study

There appears to be no benefit to treating mildly low thyroid function during pregnancy, according to a study by a National Institutes of Health...

Vitamin D, Calcium Supplements Have No Impact On Cancer Rate, New Study Shows

Vitamin D status and supplements seem to have become a societal preoccupation. Encouraging the latter’s use as a cure-all, the “magic bullet” commercialization of...
AVN 332 neuropathological disorder

AVN 322 is a safe orally bio-available potent and highly selective antagonist

5-hydroxytryptamine subtype 6 receptor (5-HT6R) has been extensively considered as a promising therapeutic target for the treatment of neuropathological disorders. 5-HT6R were hypothesized to...
smoking bans

New study on smoking bans finds decreasein smoke exposure in public and private places

Exposure to secondhand smoke has long been associated with negative health effects. A study of secondhand smoke exposure after two smoking bans in Spain,...
Scanning electron micrograph of Mycobacterium

Early sentinels of multidrug-resistant TB

TB is a contagious disease caused by infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) bacteria. It’s spread through the air and usually affects the lungs. TB...
Neuroimaging Reveals Differences in Brain Activity of Those with Major Depressive Disorder

Psychologists Enlist Machine Learning To Help Diagnose Depression

Depression affects more than 15 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population, each year. It is the leading cause of...
Alzheimer's Drug

Alzheimer’s Drug Donepezil Prescribed Off-label Could Pose Risk For Some

FINDINGS Donepezil, a medication that is approved to treat people with Alzheimer's disease, should not be prescribed for people with mild cognitive impairment without a...

Epilepsy drug discovered in fish model shows promise in small pediatric clinical trial

Fishing for an epilepsy treatment - A zebrafish model of Dravet syndrome, a severe form of pediatric epilepsy, may help scientists quickly find drugs...