Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Key factor in development of Parkinson's disease identified

A molecule has been identified that appears to play an important role in the development of Parkinson's disease, a debilitating disease that affects millions of people around the world.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

No cure for Alzheimer's disease in my lifetime

Biogen recently announced that it was abandoning its late stage drug for Alzheimer's, aducanumab, causing investors to lose billions of dollars.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Testing for Alzheimer's genes forces difficult decisions

Last year, Barbara's husband thought it would be fun to learn more about their family's history, so he bought 23andMe gene-testing kits for himself, Barbara and their three daughters for Christmas.

Health

How to start exercising if you're out of shape

Perhaps your GP has recommended you exercise more, or you've had a recent health scare. Maybe your family's been nagging you to get off the couch or you've decided yourself that it's time to lose some weight.

Oncology & Cancer

Disorderly DNA helps cancer cells evade treatment

Each cell in the human body holds a full two meters of DNA. In order for that DNA to fit into the cell nucleus—a cozy space just one hundredth of a millimeter of space—it needs to be packed extremely tight.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Stemming the spread of misinformation on social media

The bad news, not that anyone needs more of it: The dangers of COVID-19 could worsen if misinformation on social media continues to spread unchecked. Essentially, what people choose to share on social media about the pandemic ...

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