News tagged with disease mechanisms
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Scientists at Johns Hopkins have turned their view of osteoarthritis (OA) inside out. Literally. Instead of seeing the painful degenerative disease as a problem primarily of the cartilage that cushions joints, ...
Arthritis & Rheumatism May 19, 2013 | 4.9 / 5 (8) | 0 |
Women with a lean body shape have a greater risk of developing endometriosis than women who are morbidly obese, according to the largest prospective study to investigate the link.
Health May 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Cornell researchers have uncovered the basic cell biology that helps explain heart defects found in diseases known as laminopathies, a group of some 15 genetic disorders that include forms ...
Medical research May 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—UCLA life scientists have identified a gene previously implicated in Parkinson's disease that can delay the onset of aging and extend the healthy life span of fruit flies. The research, ...
Genetics May 06, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (18) | 1 |
Patients with acute kidney injury who see a nephrologist within 90 days of being discharged from a hospital have a 24 per cent lower risk of dying than those who do not see a kidney specialist, a new study has found.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Many diseases – obesity, Type 2 diabetes, muscular dystrophy – are associated with fat accumulation in muscle. In essence, fat replacement causes the muscles to weaken and degenerate.
Medical research Apr 30, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
An experimental procedure successfully tested in obese laboratory rats may provide a less-invasive alternative to bariatric weight-loss surgery, researchers report online in Endocrinology.
Surgery Apr 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
An international research consortium led by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), the CIBERER and the University of Wurzburg (Germany) has discovered a gene that can cause three totally different diseases, depending ...
Genetics Apr 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Tamoxifen is a time-honored breast cancer drug used to treat millions of women with early-stage and less-aggressive disease, and now a University of Rochester Medical Center team has shown how to exploit tamoxifen's secondary ...
Cancer Apr 23, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A new study by scientists at King's College London and the University of Arizona (UA) published in Science reveals the deep similarities in how the brain regulates behaviour in arthropods (such as flies ...
Neuroscience Apr 11, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—An Australian study has shown that plaque, long considered to be the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, is one of the last events to occur in the Alzheimer's brain. This finding will impact the current debate ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Apr 03, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
University of Adelaide researchers are hoping to better understand why some sufferers of Parkinson's disease experience a marked reduction in blood pressure after they've eaten a meal.
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Apr 03, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Results from a clinical trial into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), led by King's College London's Institute of Psychiatry show that lithium carbonate is ineffective at treating the ...
Neuroscience Mar 19, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich identify a novel signal transduction pathway, which activates the parkin gene and prevents stress-induced neuronal cell death.
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Mar 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers in Scotland and Germany have discovered a molecular mechanism that shows promise for developing a cure for Huntington's Disease (HD).
Neuroscience Feb 27, 2013 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0 |