Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New study suggests viral connection to Alzheimer's disease

Of the major illnesses facing humanity, Alzheimer's disease (AD) remains among the most pitiless and confounding. Over a century after its discovery, no effective prevention or treatment exists for this progressive deterioration ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Are herpes virus infections linked to Alzheimer's disease?

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine report today in the journal Neuron evidence that refutes the link between increased levels of herpes virus and Alzheimer's disease. In addition, the researchers provide a new statistical ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

When big isn't better: How the flu bug bit Google

Numbers and data can be critical tools in bringing complex issues into crisp focus. The understanding of diseases, for example, benefits from algorithms that help monitor their spread. But without context, a number may just ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Probiotic formula to target imbalance in gut microbiota in COVID-19

Have you ever thought about why some people are more vulnerable to catching a virus? And why some get more severe infection than others? Gut microbiota, which is a fine balance between good and bad bacteria, regulates the ...

Medical research

Research predicts how patients are likely to respond to DNA drugs

Research carried out by academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle could lead to improvements in treating patients with diseases caused by mutations in genes, such as cancer, cystic fibrosis and potentially up to 6,000 ...

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