Health

Medical breakthroughs, a victim of their success

Vaccinations, antibiotics and antivirals are medical breakthroughs that have saved millions of lives in the 20th century, even if today they are increasingly contested or taken for granted.

Neuroscience

Can a virtual brain replace lab rats?

Testing the effects of drugs on a simulated brain could lead to breakthrough treatments for neurological disorders such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Alzheimer's disease research gains momentum

Research conducted by Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, an institute of the University of Tasmania, is shedding new light on the biology of Alzheimer's disease, in particular a protein in the brain that is indirectly responsible ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lazy eye disorder: A promising new therapeutic approach

A research team led by Dr. Robert Hess from McGill University and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has used the popular puzzle video game Tetris in an innovative approach to treat adult ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New target for Alzheimer's disease treatment

Researchers have found new evidence that insulating cells, the cells that protect our nerves, can be made and added to the central nervous system throughout our lifetime.

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