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18 April 2014
Health
Mum’s diet mirrors child’s food allergiesMum’s diet mirrors child’s food allergies

A long-term study evaluating maternal diet’s impact on food allergy in later life is expected to uncover causes of allergy in children

17 April 2014
Health
Common links between neurodegenerative diseases identifiedCommon links between neurodegenerative diseases identified

The pattern of brain alterations may be similar in several different neurodegenerative diseases, which opens the door to alternative therapeutic strategies to tackle these diseases 

17 April 2014
Health
Monica Di Luca – Parkinson’s treatment revisited to avoid adverse effectsMonica Di Luca – Parkinson’s treatment revisited to avoid adverse effects

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.

14 April 2014
Health
New therapy against rare gene defectsNew therapy against rare gene defects

On 15th April is the 1st International Pompe Disease Day, a campaign to raise awareness of this rare but severe gene defect. Pompe Disease is only one of more than 40 metabolic disorders that mainly affect children under the age of 10, often with devastating consequences. Now scientists of the European research project EUCLYD setting up new therapeutic methods to tackle these gene defects.

14 April 2014
Health
Two approaches to treat Lysosomal Storage DiseasesTwo approaches to treat Lysosomal Storage Diseases

Enzyme therapy proves effective in treating LSDs, whilst gene therapy is an upcoming contender.

14 April 2014
Health
Generoso Andria – Enzyme and gene therapy for treating genetic disordersGeneroso Andria – Enzyme and gene therapy for treating genetic disorders

Genetic malfunctioning of waste recycling in the cell causes serious disorders. Enzyme replacement therapy proves effective and gene therapy looks promising

10 April 2014
Health
The fight against hepatitis C in EgyptThe fight against hepatitis C in Egypt

New ways to differentiate between chronic and self-clearing infections may help towards effective patient management and reduce drug costs. But there are major challenges in implementation.

10 April 2014
Health
Matthew Albert - Egypt needs a hepatitis C vaccine urgentlyMatthew Albert - Egypt needs a hepatitis C vaccine urgently

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.

08 April 2014
Health
Unraveling The Human BrainUnraveling The Human Brain

2014 is the Year of The Brain in Europe, a programme to raise awareness to our most important and most fascinating organ. Understanding the human brain, and getting unprecedented insights into its mysterious processes, is the aim of one of Europe´s mammoth research projects: The Human Brain Project.

08 April 2014
Society
Brain model pins down motor decisionsBrain model pins down motor decisions

An experimentally guided computational model describes how our brains make complex motor decisions. The abstract model may have uses in medicine and robotics.