Parkinson’s disease modifies a crucial circuit of the central nervous system in a specific way. This could open up an alternative therapeutic approach that avoids side effects of current therapies.
Genetic malfunctioning of waste recycling in the cell causes serious disorders. Enzyme replacement therapy proves effective and gene therapy looks promising
Egypt faces a hepatitis C epidemic and existing drug costs are prohibitive. But new biomarkers may allow better patient management, lower costs and open a path towards a much-needed vaccine.
Using various experimental and computational approaches, scientists unravel how our brain selects the actions we make.
Repellents derived from Greek herb extracts show potent effects, as spatial repellents, against malaria carrying mosquitoes, and possibly others.
A new DNA-test can help find the right dose for blood thinners against thrombosis. But is it ready yet for standard clinical practice?
Blocking how bacteria proliferate has led towards novel compounds that may combat antibiotic resistance. But antibiotics are very poor drugs to sell, so who’s going to pay?
Scientists have been devising new ways of looking inside the human mind, via brain imaging.
Scientist at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) talks tax and price polices for tobacco
A new research project investigates the possibilities of using stem cells therapies against neurodegenerative diseases
A blood-based test for schizophrenia may enable earlier diagnostic of schizophrenia and facilitate better treatment.
New detection methods could shorten the detection of sepsis from days down to only a few hours.
A new nasal live vaccine could be the solution for infants, whose immune system is not mature enough to effectively respond to traditional vaccines
A new study in Northern Europe is specifically designed to verify whether children need be in contact with pathogens in their early years to help them develop a strong immune system
A new AIDS vaccine designed to inhibit the entrance of the HIV virus into the cells is in first stage clinical trials in humans
A better understanding of the genes associated with antibiotic resistance may contribute to the development of rapid detection methods
Europe’s austerity policies are harming the health of their populations, according to Martin McKee of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Prof. Alain Privat, Research Director at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) and his team were the first to demonstrate the presence of stem cells in adult human spinal cords
Thousands of lives could be saved if tumour cells in the lung are detected earlier with the breathing gas analysis. Today most lung tumours are discovered too late for a successful treatment. But when lung cancer is diagnosed early, the chance to be cured increases to up to 80 per cent
The blood vessel research conducted by Professor Markus Affolter and his team at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel could prove indispensable in the development of new cancer treatments
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