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A class of proteins that has generated significant interest for its potential to treat diseases, has for the first time, been shown to be effective in reducing relapse, or drug-seeking behaviors, in a preclinical study.
Researchers have found a surprising new explanation of how young brains are shaped for sexual behavior later in life.
An aquarium fish that senses the Earth's magnetic field as it swims could help unlock how the human brain works and how diseases such as Parkinson's and other neurological disorders function.
A key ingredient of energy drinks could be exacerbating some of the negative effects of binge drinking according to a new study.
Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital have discovered that gastric cancer tissue samples bearing mutation of a specific gene, MUC16, too are associated with higher tumor mutation loads.
The diabetes epidemic in Guatemala is worse than previously thought: more than 25 percent of its indigenous people, who make up 60 percent of the population, suffer from type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, suggests a new study published in PLOS ONE from researchers at the Penn Center for Global Health, in collaboration with the University of San Carlos in Guatemala City and the Hospitalito Atitlán.
Two receptors in the spinal cord and the right experimental drug: Researchers at the University of Zurich have discovered a new approach that suppresses itch.
The human stress hormone cortisol has been identified by scientists at the University of Kent as a key factor when the immune system fails to prevent leukemia taking hold.
According to a study in Biological Psychiatry, physical brain injury in children contributes to the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), distinct from genetic risk for the disorder.
A University of Adelaide-led team of scientists has suggested a potential link between iron in our cells and the rare gene mutations that cause Alzheimer's disease, which could provide new avenues for future research.
Research published today reveals a potential mechanism for migraine causation which could explain why women get more migraines than men.
The disease consists of a production deficit of Alpha-1 antitrypsin, which is produced in the liver. The main role of this protein is to protect the lungs from degradation or inflammation caused by infections that attach lung tissue, as well as from external agents such a tobacco or pollution.
Scientists have used deep gene sequencing to uncover new genetic variations involved in the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
Research discoveries revealing the genetic causes of neurological degeneration could be a key to slowing the progression of devastating diseases.
The famous idiom "seeing is believing" is not enough to help amputees with the use of their prosthetic limb. Many amputees opt out of prolonged use of their prosthetic limb because their missing limb simply does not fit their prosthesis.
The American College of Rheumatology today announced the receipt of two, two-year grants from the Office of Minority Health to support the development of programs that aim to increase the recruitment and enrollment in lupus clinical trials of minority populations affected by lupus.
Puzzled by their experimental results, a team of scientists from Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital investigated why a research tool that was expected to suppress neuronal activity actually was stimulating it.
NIH grant for Mount Sinai to study use of inhaled corticosteroids for treatment of sickle cell disease
The Departments of Emergency Medicine and Hematology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have been awarded a $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health toward further study of inhaled corticosteroids to treat sickle cell disease in individuals who do not have asthma.
More than two-thirds of women with ovarian cancer have high-grade serous carcinoma. Up to 90 percent of HGSCs are not detected until they are beyond the ovaries or fallopian tubes, at which point it may not be possible to fully remove the tumor.
A new study has shown that use of peripheral nerve blocks in the treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia may produce long-term pain relief.