Parkinson's disease is one of the most common disorders affecting movement and the nervous system. Medical researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have reported a possible cause of the disease in the immune system.
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The nervous system is a complex organ that relies on a variety of biological players to ensure the daily function of the human body. Myelin—a membrane produced by specialized glial cells—plays a critical role in protecting the fibers that help carry messages throughout the body
A study of equine herpeviruses in horses in Poland has found evidence suggesting there may be breed-specific differences in susceptibility to EHV-2 and EHV-5 infection. Equine herpesviruses are widespread in equine populations worldwide. Horses are natural hosts to at least five herpesviruses, with EHV-1 considered the most important due to its high economic impact.
A small pilot clinical trial published in The FASEB Journal shows that targeted nutrient therapy can improve lung function in obese individuals with asthma without requiring weight loss. Specifically, the study demonstrated that eating two CHORI-Bars daily for eight weeks improved lung function in obese adolescents with a form of asthma that is resistant to usual treatments. With a sample size of 56 participants, these findings are provocative and point to the need for larger trials.
Omega-3 fatty acids may not reduce the risk for cardiovascular events, deaths from coronary heart disease (CHD), strokes, or cardiac arrhythmias, new research suggests.
Counseling patients with inflammatory arthritis (iA) or osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip or knee about the benefits of physical activity (PA) should be standard of care in clinical practice, new recommendations from the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) indicate
A new study has found a wearable heart monitor increases the detection of atrial fibrillation, a heartbeat irregularity that raises the risk of stroke and death. It's one test of whether digital technology can provide a more accurate diagnosis at less cost than traditional visits to a doctor's office or the hospital. The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Researchers have found that muscle fitness as measured by power in the legs is strongly associated with an improved rate of aging in the brain. They suggest that simple interventions, such as increased levels of walking, targeted to improve leg power in the long term may have an impact on healthy cognitive aging. The study was published in Gerontology.
Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) could impact Zimbabwe's HIV epidemic in the coming years, and this investment may save costs in the longer term. These findings were reported by Jessica McGillen of Imperial College London and colleagues in the open-access journal PLOS ONE.
Researchers team reveals molecular structures developed a 3-D model based on the 1918 H1 pandemic influenza virus. Virus-like particles (VLPs) are protein-based structures that mimic viruses and bind to antibodies. Because VLPs are not infectious, they show considerable promise as vaccine platforms for many viral diseases, including influenza. The study was published in Scientific Reports, could benefit VLP vaccine projects, targeting a range of viruses from HIV to Ebola and SARS coronavirus.
Despite more than two decades of advances in diagnostic criteria and technology, symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) too often go unrecognized, causing delays in appropriate diagnoses and care that are both harmful and costly.