Medical research

First non-human primate model for severe combined immunodeficiency

While many insights are gained into diseases and genetic disorders from rodent models, there is a pressing need to find models that can more accurately represent disease progression in the human body, such as non-human primates. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Prevalence of lifetime drug use disorders nearly 10 percent in US

A large national survey of U.S. adults in 2012-2013 suggests that nearly 10 percent of Americans, or more than 23.3 million people, have lifetime drug use disorder diagnoses arising from drug use in the past year or prior ...

Genetics

Missing genetic link found in a challenging immune disease

In the largest genetic study to date of a challenging immunodeficiency disorder, scientists have identified a gene that may be a "missing link" between overactive and underactive immune activity. The gene candidate also plays ...

HIV & AIDS

HIV-infected youth, psychiatric symptoms and functional outcomes

A study of children and adolescents who had been infected perinatally (around the time of their birth) with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) suggests little evidence of an association between specific antiretroviral therapy ...

Medical research

Gene therapy success in Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome

A pediatric immunologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia collaborated with European gene therapy researchers who achieved marked clinical improvements in two young children with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, a very ...

Medical research

Scientists to test gammaglobulin treatment for Alzheimer's disease

Researchers from the Memory and Cognition Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center will begin testing an intriguing new approach to slowing down the progression of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) using Intravenous Immune ...

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