Neuroscience

Balancing mitochondrial dynamics in Alzheimer's disease

(Medical Xpress)—Many diseases are multifactorial and can not be understood by simple molecular associations alone. Alzheimer's disease (AD)is associated with toxic transformations in two classes of protein,amyloid beta ...

Oncology & Cancer

Therapy that heats and destroys bone tumors eases patients' pain

Patients with cancer that has spread to their bones are often treated with radiation therapy to reduce pain. But if that treatment doesn't work, or can't be used again, a second, effective option now exists. Results of a ...

Medical research

Research links telomere length to emphysema risk

Telomeres, the body's own cellular clocks, may be a crucial factor underlying the development of emphysema, according to research from Johns Hopkins University.