Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers working on nasal spray to block COVID-19

A team of researchers, including faculty from the University of Mississippi schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, are developing a treatment that could be effective at preventing COVID-19. The good news is that it's something ...

Neuroscience

Sugar entering the brain during septic shock causes memory loss

The loss of memory and cognitive function known to afflict survivors of septic shock is the result of a sugar that is released into the blood stream and enters the brain during the life-threatening condition. This finding, ...

Medical research

Sweetening the deal on bone repair

By replacing or replenishing injured tissue with biomimetic structures, scientists can help initiate stem cell-driven repair cascades throughout the body. Insights from an A*STAR-led study of the interactions between bone ...

Medical research

Simple sugar delays neurodegeneration caused by enzyme deficiency

A new therapeutic approach may one day delay neurodegeneration typical of a disease called mucopolysaccharidoses IIIB (MPS IIIB). Neurodegeneration in this condition results from the abnormal accumulation of essential cellular ...

Genetics

Biochemists confirm existence of theoretical genetic disorder

Thanks to the sequencing of the human genome, scientists can now discover potential disorders for which there are no known patients. One such disorder is MPS III-E, originally also called Dierks's disorder after its discoverer. ...

Other

"Saving Eliza" campaign helps another child

Valerie Byers had long suspected that her son Will's diagnosis of autism was wrong. So when she saw a clip on the homepage of the Today Show about a little girl named Eliza, in late February, she knew instantly that 5-year-old ...

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