Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New molecule reverses Alzheimer's-like memory decline

A drug candidate developed by Salk researchers, and previously shown to slow aging in brain cells, successfully reversed memory loss in a mouse model of inherited Alzheimer's disease. The new research, published online in ...

Medical research

Fruit fly breakthrough may help human blindness research

For decades, scientists have known that blue light will make fruit flies go blind, but it wasn't clear why. Now, a Purdue University study has found how this light kills cells in the flies' eyes, and that could prove a useful ...

Medical research

Tamoxifen-phospholipid complex may alleviate TMX toxicity

(HealthDay)—Administration of a tamoxifen-phospholipid complex (TMX-PLC) is associated with improvement in TMX-induced hepatotoxicity in rats, according to an experimental study published in the September issue of the Journal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers discover how Hepatitis C virus persists for years

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) lingers in the human body for years, slowly damaging the liver and leading to liver diseases such as hepatitis, cirrhosis and liver cancer, which is often fatal. Research conducted at the University ...

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Biomarkers help to gauge tissue injury causes

(Medical Xpress)—Lipid biomarkers of oxidative stress can be measured to confirm the cause of tissue injury in several medical conditions including stroke and pre-eclampsia.