PLoS Biology

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New algorithm signals a possible disease resurgence

Scientists at the University of Georgia have used machine learning to predict the reemergence of existing infectious diseases. The algorithm monitors public health data to detect statistical patterns associated with impending ...

Neuroscience

Brain stimulation reduces dyslexia deficits

Restoring normal patterns of rhythmic neural activity through non-invasive electrical stimulation of the brain alleviates sound-processing deficits and improves reading accuracy in adults with dyslexia, according to a study ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

'Oral' bacteria may disrupt the balance of the vaginal microbiome

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is an imbalance of the vaginal microbiome that can lead to adverse health outcomes, including increased likelihood of potential pathogens colonizing the vagina, yet the mechanisms underlying these ...

Genetics

New mutations accumulate in reproductive cells of older mice

Older mice have more new mutations—changes in DNA sequence that occur in the individual rather than being inherited from a parent—than younger mice in the genomes of their mitochondria, according to researchers at Penn ...

Cardiology

New treatment discovery for vascular disorder

Researchers from the Centenary Institute have discovered a potential new therapy for cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs), a devastating disease that often affects young people and can result in stroke and seizures.

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