Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Sniffing out Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that leads to progressive brain cell death and extensive loss of motor function. Despite much research being conducted on this disease, there are no definitive diagnostic ...

Autism spectrum disorders

A smartphone app to treat and track autism

Diagnosing autism can take half a day or more of clinical observation, and that's the quick part – often, families wait years just to get to that point. Now, in hopes of speeding things up, Stanford researchers are developing ...

Oncology & Cancer

Label-free method for rapid cancer diagnosis

Researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have deployed a novel infrared (IR) microscope with quantum cascade lasers in order to analyse tissue samples taken during routine clinical procedures for colorectal cancer diagnosis. ...

Oncology & Cancer

Why cancer cells go to sleep—the mystery of cancer dormancy

Cancer has always been thought of as something that grows rapidly and uncontrollably, but this view may be wrong. New evidence suggests that cancer alternatively uses the "accelerator" and the "brake" in order to survive.

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