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Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s Disease Could Be Treated With Aid Of Protein

Parkinson’s disease; The true cause of Parkinson’s disease is still a mystery to researchers, although they do know that in many patients, a protein called alpha-synuclein (aSyn) tends to aggregate in brain cells. But a different protein could help stop that aggregation, according to a new study in the Journal of Molecular Biology. HYPE, the…

Fibrinogen

Fibrinogen Regulates The Body’s Response To Disease

Fibrinogen; A finding from University of Alberta researchers is shining new light on the role fibrinogen; but has in regulating a natural defense mechanism in the body. The discovery is hope to contribute to improve diagnosis and treatments for patients; but in a variety of diseases ranging from inflammation, to heart failure, to cancer. Fibrinogen…

New Technology

Ultra-Fast New Technology To Detect Bacteria

New Technology; a new detection method which can identify the presence of bacteria within a minute; while distinguishing healthy from non-viable bacteria, could save many lives and a lot of money. Scientists at the University of Warwick reported this technology; but based on alterations in electrical signaling in bacteria in response to external electrical stimulation.…

Caffeine

Algorithm Provides Customized Caffeine Strategy For Alertness

Caffeine; A web-based caffeine optimization tool successfully designs effective strategies to maximize alertness; while avoiding excessive consumption, according to preliminary results from a new study. Using multiple sleep-deprivation and shift-work scenarios, the researchers generated caffeine-consumption guidance; using the open-access tool 2B-Alert Web 2.0, and then they compared the results with the U.S. Army guidelines. Their analysis found…

Gut microbiome

Link Between Infant Gut Microbiome And Allergies

Gut microbiome; a team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Korea and Australia; but have found a possible link between the gut microbiome in infants and development of allergies. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes their study of a certain antibody response in young mice and what they…

Chronic Wounds

Chronic Wounds Caused By Bacteria Which Triggers Virus

A common bacterial pathogen called Pseudomonas aeruginosa produces a virus that substantially increases the pathogen’s ability to infect us, according to a study by investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine. P. aeruginosa weaponizes its resident virus to exploit the immune system’s distinct responses to bacterial versus viral infections. This marks the first time a bacteria-infecting…

Prescription Medications

Positive Effects On Use Of Prescription Medications

A new study of patients reading the visit notes their clinicians write; report positive effects on their use of prescription medications. The study, Patients Managing Medications and Reading their Visit Notes: A survey of OpenNotes participants, published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine; but shows that when patients read their notes, they report significant benefits,…

Pneumococcal Disease

Blocking The Spread Of Pneumococcal Disease

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have reduced transmission of pneumococci; in mice using an experimental vaccine that targets proteins on the surface of the bacteria. The research appears online today in the journal Cell Host & Microbe. The results suggest a possible strategy for eliminating Streptococcus pneumoniae(pneumococcus); with combination vaccines that block bacterial transmission and prevent…

Alzheimer's

Coat Of Proteins Makes Facilitates Plaque Formation In Alzheimer’s

New research from Stockholm University and Karolinska Institutet shows that viruses interact with proteins in the biological fluids of their host which results in a layer of proteins on the viral surface. This coat of proteins makes the virus more infectious and facilitates the formation of plaques characteristic of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.…

Oral Pathogens

Cerebral Emboli Of Stroke Patients Contain DNA From Oral Pathogens

Researchers at Tampere University have shown for the first time that the cerebral emboli; but stroke patients contain DNA from oral pathogens. The research article has been published in the Journal of American Heart Association. Chronic infections have been report to be risk factors for both coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke. DNA of oral bacteria,…

Vasopressin May Improve Autism

Vasopressin May Improve Social Deficits in Autism

 Vasopressin pathway modulation may  promise  a new target for improving social and communication deficits in patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), new research suggests. Results from two recent trials showed that modulating vasopressin’s biological pathways;however safely increased social functioning in adults and children with ASD. The 12-week phase 2 Vasopressin Antagonist to Improve Social Communication…

Cell Co-Culture

New Cell Co-Culture: Future Of Personalized Medicine

Why doesn’t the same treatment work in the same way for every patient? How can a drug’s performance be optimized without causing side effects due to an excessive dosage? In an attempt to answer these questions, researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland; have devised a cell co-culture platform that reproduces a patient’s tumor…