Alzheimer Disease

An Intriguing New Gene Candidate In The Search For Alzheimer Disease Therapies

Tau pathology is one of the defining features of Alzheimer disease (AD), which is the most common form of dementia in older age. While symptomatic treatments exist, there are currently no preventive therapies for...
cancers

Two Thirds Of Cancers Due To Random DNA Typos

Washington, Mar 24 (PTI) Random, unpredictable DNA copying "mistakes" account for nearly two-thirds of the mutations that cause cancer, according to a new study which explains why people with healthy lifestyle are still stricken...
Depression symptoms

Patients With Depression Symptoms Are Less Productive

BOSTON - Depressed patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) are more likely to miss days of work or school than those without depression symptoms, according to the results of a new study led by the...
A protein has been found to have a previously unknown role in the ageing of cells, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

New Protein Discovered In Ageing And Cancer

A protein has been found to have a previously unknown role in the ageing of cells, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The researchers hope that the findings...
Leptospira

Battling Leptospira At The Genome Level

Global research is focussing on understanding the genetic determinants of the pathogen. There are lessons for India In the summer and rainy seasons of 2015, leptospirosis, a dangerous, neglected tropical disease, struck in multiple cities...
TB bacterium not superbug

Why Is TB Bacterium Not On Deadly Superbug List?

Of the estimated 10.4 million new tuberculosis cases globally in 2015, nearly 0.5 million were multi-drug-resistant (MDR). Another one million were resistant to rifampicin drug alone. India accounted for 2.84 million new cases in...
Penn physician pioneers new reconstructive surgery for female genital mutilation

Penn Physician Pioneers New Reconstructive Surgery For Female Genital Mutilation

PHILADELPHIA - There is new hope for the hundreds of millions of women worldwide who have been subjected to genital mutilation. A surgeon in Penn Medicine's Center for Human Appearance has developed a reconstructive...
painkillers

Painkillers Without Dangerous Side Effects

Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have discovered a new way of developing painkillers. The team of researchers used computational simulation to analyze interactions at opioid receptors - the cell's docking sites for painkillers....

Should We Commit To Eradicate Malaria Worldwide?

For Bruno Moonen, Deputy Director for malaria at the Global Health Program, eradication is the only equitable and sustainable solution. He points out that the world has already committed to malaria eradication, albeit without 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 research network. Markedly low thyroid function during pregnancy has long been...