Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Using math to help treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other diseases

Protein aggregation—in which misfolded proteins clump together to form large fibrils—has been implicated in many diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and type II diabetes. While the exact role these fibrils play ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Evaluating esophageal hypervigilance and symptom anxiety

Measuring levels of hypervigilance and symptom-specific anxiety may improve healthcare providers' understanding of patient outcomes for severe esophageal diseases and treatment strategies, according to a Northwestern Medicine ...

Medical research

A gentler strategy for avoiding childhood dental decay

The combination of a carb-heavy diet and poor oral hygiene can leave children with early childhood caries (ECC), a severe form of dental decay that can have a lasting impact on their oral and overall health.

Genetics

Researchers identify genes responsible for loss of lung function

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a disease caused by cigarette smoking that reduces lung function and causes difficulty breathing. It is the third leading cause of death worldwide. Current treatments for COPD ...

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