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Scientists have discovered a new autoimmune disease that is specifically triggered by testicular cancer. Utilizing a newly developed diagnostic tool, the research revealed how the cancer can cause the immune system to target the brain, bringing on severe neurodegenerative disease... Continue Reading Discovery of new autoimmune disease triggered by testicular cancer Category: Medical Tags
Following on from an incredible recent Yale University study, examining the metabolic relationship between hundreds of common medications and different gut bacterial species, a new study has offered the first rigorous description of how a single bacterial species can specifically disrupt the efficacy of a drug used to treat Parkinson's disease... Continue Reading Rigorous study explains ho
The World Health Organization has officially recognized 'gaming disorder' as a disease, meaning it will be included in the 11th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases. ...
An exciting new study from the University of Cambridge is demonstrating how a novel virtual reality navigation test can better predict which patients are in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease compared to other currently used "gold standard" cognitive tests... Continue Reading How virtual reality can help diagnose early Alzheimer’s disease Category: Medical Tags: Alzheimer'
A new gene therapy treatment for pediatric patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The single dose treatment, designed to correct a gene mutation causing the rare disease, has been priced at US$2.1 million by pharmaceutical company Novartis, making it the most expensive drug in the world to date... Continue Reading One-off gen
We've already heard that eating walnuts may assist people in losing weight. Well, that's not all that they're potentially good for. A new study suggests that consuming the nuts might also help people at risk of heart disease to lower their blood pressure... Continue Reading Eating walnuts may reduce heart disease risk, by lowering blood pressure Category: Health & Wellbeing Tags:
Among the challenges faced by many Parkinson's patients are "medication on-off" motor fluctuations, in which the severity of their symptoms can change quickly and drastically. There could be hope for better managing the condition, however, using body-worn sensors... Continue Reading Motion sensors may find use in managing Parkinson's disease Category: Health & Wellbeing Tags:
Because it doesn't show up in either blood tests or brain scans, Parkinson's disease can be frustratingly difficult to diagnose. A new device could help, however, by repeatedly bending the patient's finger. It may make diagnoses easier, and allow treatment to start earlier... Continue Reading Motorized finger-bender designed to detect Parkinson's disease Category: Medical Tags:
How Alzheimer's functions and why it develops is still a source of huge mystery, but by following its biochemical footsteps researchers are being led to some strangely promising places. In newly published research, scientists have uncovered evidence of how bacterial toxins stemming from poor oral hygiene can make their way into the brain and may well contribute to the disease, and others l
There's plenty to be said about the negative health effects of jet lag, but could a journey through the clouds have a silver lining? New research out of Northwestern University suggests that indeed it might, uncovering evidence that disruptions to circadian clocks can have a protective effect on neurons, opening up some interesting new pathways for research into degenerative brain diseases


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