Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Patient critical after reinfection with S.African variant: study

Doctors in France are treating a critically ill patient infected with the South African coronavirus variant, four months after he recovered from COVID-19, in what study authors said was the first case of its kind.

Medical research

Compounds from apples may boost brain function

Natural compounds found in apples and other fruits may help stimulate the production of new brain cells, which may have implications for learning and memory, according to a new study in mice published in Stem Cell Reports.

Immunology

Research identifies obesity and infection link

The list of diseases and conditions complicated by obesity is a long one; it includes heart disease, cancer, diabetes and impaired wound healing, as well as skin infections. It is not always clear, however, in what way this ...

Neuroscience

ALS neuron damage reversed with new compound

Northwestern University scientists have identified the first compound that eliminates the ongoing degeneration of upper motor neurons that become diseased and are a key contributor to ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), ...

Medical research

Anti-aging treatments: These two drug types are being investigated

While more people may be living longer than ever before, this increase in life expectancy is accompanied by the development of age-related diseases—such as cancer or type 2 diabetes. This is why the a major new parliamentary ...

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