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$9 million grant from ASAP initiative to help advance research on Parkinson’s disease treatments

11 hours 47 min ago
Researchers around the world have tried many ways, and for many years, to generate neurons in the lab so they could study them better. Neurons-on-demand might also provide a therapeutic option for replacing neurons lost in neurodegenerative conditions, such as Parkinson's disease.

COVID-19 and subacute neuropsychiatric symptoms in adolescents

11 hours 51 min ago
A new paper discusses neurologic symptoms in children with COVID-19.

The difference in the dynamics of SARS-COV-2 variants

11 hours 55 min ago
A new study provides a detailed description of the varying interactions between SARS-CoV-2 and the host cell ACE-2 receptor.

Taking lessons in molecular therapeutics from earthworms to combat COVID

12 hours 1 min ago
Scientists were interested in further investigating the defense mechanism of earthworms in an effort to discover therapeutic solutions against SARS-CoV-2.

How do COVID-19 vaccination mandates affect vaccine uptake?

12 hours 7 min ago
A new study aimed to evaluate and quantify the effect of proof of vaccination mandates on first-dose vaccine uptake.

Study shows efficacy of a heterologous vaccine regimen to induce mucosal protection against COVID-19

12 hours 13 min ago
Researchers emphasize that an effective vaccine should induce mucosal immunity and prevent the nasal entry of SARS-CoV-2.

A study on the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.620 lineage

12 hours 19 min ago
In a recently published Nature Communications study, the authors describe the B.1.620 lineage discovered in Lithuania.

Physical therapy associated with lower odds of long-term opioid use after total knee replacement

12 hours 21 min ago
The world's most common form of arthritis, knee osteoarthritis, causes sufferers pain and hurts their quality of life.

Study finds disparities in dissemination of cancer survivorship care plans

12 hours 25 min ago
Survivorship care plans are an important tool to help cancer survivors transition out of active treatment and back to their regular lives, but a new study found that a number of vulnerable groups are not receiving those plans.

People with psychotic disorders at higher risk of hospitalization, death from infectious diseases

12 hours 40 min ago
People with psychotic or bipolar disorders run a significantly higher risk of hospitalization and death from influenza, pneumonia or sepsis. This is what a new register study at Umeå University, Sweden, is showing.

How do asymptomatic COVID-19 screenings affect a highly vaccinated university population?

13 hours 7 min ago
In a recent study, a team of researchers from a variety of Canadian institutes reviewed the previous modeling of COVID-19 transmission in a university setting.

SARS-CoV-2 infection leads to greater risk of neurological complications than vaccines

13 hours 10 min ago
Researchers from across the UK, led by the University of Oxford, have today reported on the risks of developing neurological complications following a positive COVID-19 PCR test, or a first dose of either the Oxford-AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccinations.

Research reveals the microbial landscape of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus

13 hours 30 min ago
Systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE) is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system targets tissues of the body, causing widespread inflammation and affecting multiple organs such as the kidney and the brain.

Home care patients with language barriers may be vulnerable to poor outcomes

13 hours 48 min ago
Patients with language barriers who are receiving home health care are at an increased risk for hospital readmission, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Nursing Studies.

Phthalates and other plasticizers found in US fast foods

14 hours 22 min ago
Chicken nuggets, burritos and other popular items consumers buy from fast food outlets in the United States contain chemicals that are linked to a long list of serious health problems, according to a first-of-its-kind study published today.

Studies test intravenous immunoglobulin for treatment of Kawasaki disease and MIS-C

14 hours 27 min ago
Kawasaki disease (KD) is rare, with fewer than 6,000 diagnosed cases per year in the United States. It is most common in infants and young children and causes inflammation in the walls of some blood vessels in the body.

Prostate cancer drugs could be effectively repurposed to inhibit melanoma in men

14 hours 34 min ago
New research shows that testosterone promotes melanoma proliferation by activating a newly recognized nonclassical testosterone receptor in melanoma cells called ZIP9 (encoded by the SLC39A9 gene), a zinc transporter that is not intentionally targeted by any available therapeutics but is widely expressed in human melanoma.

Northwestern scientists receive awards totaling nearly $18 million for Parkinson's disease research

14 hours 48 min ago
Northwestern University scientists have received two awards totaling nearly $18 million for Parkinson's disease research from The ASAP Collaborative Research Network, a program of the Aligning Science Across Parkinson's (ASAP) initiative being implemented through The Michael J. Fox Foundation.

MU researchers receive $1.9 million grant to assess COVID-19 response in nursing homes

15 hours 7 min ago
When Lori Popejoy and Amy Vogelsmeier were working as registered nurses early in their careers, they saw firsthand how quickly respiratory infections, such as the common flu, could spread in nursing homes.

Using deep brain stimulation to treat Parkinson’s Disease

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 21:02
News-Medical spoke to Dr. Aryn Gittis about her latest research into Parkinson's disease and how deep brain stimulation could be used to help treat it.