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GBA1 Mutation And Its Role in Parkinson's Disease

Johns Hopkins researchers reported they had uncovered one of the most common genetic mutations in Parkinson's disease and the formation of fatty plaques in the brain which contributes to the destruction of motor neurons that characterize the disease

Cell Therapy: New Treatment for Alzheimer's disease

In the research, scientists uncovered the therapeutic benefits of genetically improving inhibitory interneuron, which can adequately control the activity of excitatory cells and restore brain rhythms by transplanting them into the brain of a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease,  

Heat Shock System: The Bug Came Back to Life After Drying up

The larva of the sleeping chironomid, Polypedilum vanderplanki — a mosquito-like insect that inhabits semi-arid areas of Africa — is well known for being able to come back to life after being nearly completely desiccated, losing up to 97% of its body's water content. Now, researchers have discovered that a gene called heat shock factor — which is present in some form in nearly all living organisms on earth — has been coopted by the species to survive desiccation.

Services for Prevention and Management of Infertility in India

The National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (ICMR-NIRRH) along with collaborative partners in India are in the process of developing guidelines for the prevention and management of infertility in the public health-care system.

To fill the gap in information on infertility related available services and management practices at different levels of public health system, this study was conducted to assess the availability and practices of prevention and management services for infertility in the district health-care system.

In addition, focus group discussions were also carried out to understand the perceptions of the community on various aspects of infertility. This paper pertains to health facility level findings on infertility prevention and management.

World's First?Synthetic, Non-Biologic Vaccine developed

Researchers?from?Cardiff University have?created the world's first synthetic, non-biologic vaccine.??The?non-biologic?influenza vaccine, which can be?delivered orally, could herald a revolution in?vaccine delivery.?The research is published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.