Medical research

New treatment for muscular dystrophy wins US regulatory approval

Research led by Professor Steve Wilton and Professor Sue Fletcher and licensed to Sarepta Therapeutics has delivered a second treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, with the drug gaining accelerated approval by the U.S. ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New drug may protect against memory loss in Alzheimer's disease

A new drug discovered through a research collaboration between the University at Buffalo and Tetra Therapeutics may protect against memory loss, nerve damage and other symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

Genetics

Staking out unknown genomic territory

Scientists have long known that the human genome is incredibly complex. However, after almost 10 years of hard work, a team of more than 400 scientists at 32 research institutions worldwide has finally made serious headway ...

Diabetes

Study links protein, clusterin, to cardiac and metabolic diseases

During a study spanning nearly a decade, researchers at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute and Houston Methodist Cancer Center have linked the protein clusterin—for the first ...

Neuroscience

A tailor-made molecule that ties nerve connections

Researchers from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), UK and Japan have developed a neurologically acting protein and tested it in laboratory studies. In mice, the experimental compound ameliorated symptoms ...

Neuroscience

Understanding the adolescent brain

New research from University of Alberta neuroscientists shows that the brains of adolescents struggling with mental-health issues may be wired differently from those of their healthy peers.

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