Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Mimicking brain cells to understand Parkinson's

A device that mimics the brain cells affected by Parkinson's disease could help find new treatments for the condition. The device is described in the Elsevier journal Organs-on-a-Chip. "We have created human neurons that ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Machine learning helps hunt for COVID-19 therapies

Michigan State University Foundation Professor Guowei Wei wasn't preparing machine learning techniques for a global health crisis. Still, when one broke out, he and his team were ready to help.

Oncology & Cancer

Girl aged 5 dies in US during French gene therapy trial

A five-year-old girl with a rare neurodegenerative disease died in the US while taking part in a gene therapy trial run by French biotechnology company Lysogene, the firm said Thursday.

Cardiology

Pulmonary hypertension: Why creating awareness is key in Africa

Pulmonary hypertension is elevated blood pressure that occurs exclusively in the lungs. It is a deadly condition that affects an estimated 75 million people worldwide. Around 80% of them live in low- and middle-income countries. ...

Neuroscience

New perspectives to treat neuropsychiatric diseases

Researchers at the Institute of Biology, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary, studied the major types of neurons of the prefrontal cortex of the brain in an international collaboration. The research team ...

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