Medical research

Parkinson's disease: Blood changes may occur years before diagnosis

Although Parkinson's disease affects around 1%-2% of people over the age of 65, there is currently no cure. And by the time it is diagnosed—typically by identifying problems with movement, such as slower movements and tremors—the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus was already spreading in U.S. in January: study

(HealthDay)—More evidence has surfaced that the COVID-19 coronavirus was circulating in the United States as much as a month prior to the first confirmed local case in February, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus: where do new viruses come from?

The recent emergence of the novel coronavirus behind the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a spotlight on the risks that animals can pose to humans as the source of new viruses. The virus in question, known as SARS-CoV-2, has ...

Oncology & Cancer

Breast cancer patients to be evaluated for genetic testing

According to a statement on behalf of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) published Dec. 13 in the organization's official journal, Genetics in Medicine, there is insufficient evidence to recommend ...

Genetics

New drugs more likely to be approved if backed up by genetics

A new drug candidate is more likely to be approved for use if it targets a gene known to be linked to the disease; a finding that can help pharmaceutical companies to focus their drug development efforts. Emily King and colleagues ...

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