News tagged with fatal diseases
Major breakthrough as researchers discover common cause of all forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
The underlying disease process of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS and Lou Gehrig's disease), a fatal neurodegenerative disease that paralyzes its victims, has long eluded scientists and prevented development of effective ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 21, 2011 | 5 / 5 (16) | 6 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Medical researchers may have uncovered a novel approach to treat an incurable and ultimately fatal neurodegenerative disease that affects hundreds of thousands of people.
Medical research Jun 02, 2011 | 4.5 / 5 (6) | 0 |
Raising hopes for cell-based therapies, UC San Francisco researchers have created the first functioning human thymus tissue from embryonic stem cells in the laboratory. The researchers showed that, in mice, ...
Immunology May 16, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Not just important for building strong bones, an international team of scientists has found that vitamin D also plays an essential role in the body's fight against infections such as tuberculosis.
Medical research Oct 12, 2011 | 4.6 / 5 (5) | 0 |
By using a model, researchers at the University of Montreal have identified and "switched off" a chemical chain that causes neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and dementia. ...
Neuroscience Nov 27, 2012 | 3.8 / 5 (6) | 0 |
Researchers have discovered how oxidative stress can turn to the dark side a cellular protein that's usually benign, and make it become a powerful, unwanted accomplice in neuronal death.
Medical research Mar 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
A new Ebola virus study resulting from a widespread scientific collaboration has shown promising preliminary results, preventing disease in infected nonhuman primates using monoclonal antibodies.
Medical research Oct 15, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 1 |
Despite efforts by law enforcement and public health officials to curb prescription drug abuse, drug-related deaths in the United States have continued to rise, the latest data show.
Medications Mar 31, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Researchers of motor neuron diseases have long had a hunch that two fatal diseases, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), might somehow be linked. A new study confirms that this link exists.
Medical research Sep 27, 2012 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0 |
It's not bird flu or SARS, and nor does it appear to be contagious, but little more is known about a mysterious disease that has killed dozens of Cambodian children, some within 24 hours of being hospitalised.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 08, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 1
Progeria: First-ever treatment for rare childhood aging disease shows improvement in all trial participants
Results of the first-ever clinical drug trial for children with Progeria, a rare, fatal "rapid-aging" disease, demonstrate the efficacy of a farnesyltransferase inhibitor (FTI), a drug originally developed to treat cancer. ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 24, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Canadian investigators have shown that a species of ebolavirus from Zaire that is highly virulent in humans can replicate in pigs, cause disease, and be transmitted to animals previously unexposed to the virus. The findings ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 13, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A powerful new class of therapeutics, known as recombinant attenuated Salmonella vaccines (RASV), holds great potential in the fight against fatal diseases including hepatitis B, tuberculosis, cholera, typhoi ...
Medical research Jun 29, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A drug used to treat cancer may also be effective in diseases that cause scarring of the internal organs or skin, such as pulmonary fibrosis or scleroderma.
Medications Sep 22, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- A federal judge on Wednesday blocked implementation of an FDA mandate that would have forced tobacco companies to place graphic anti-smoking images on packages of cigarettes.
Health Mar 01, 2012 | 2.5 / 5 (2) | 1