Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Human antibody for dengue virus isolated

(Phys.org) -- A group of scientists in Singapore and the UK have isolated a human antibody capable of effectively neutralizing the mosquito-borne dengue virus. Dengue fever is currently incurable and infects an estimated ...

Medical research

Gene therapy in mice builds muscle, reduces fat

Exercise and physical therapy often are recommended to help people who have arthritis. Both can strengthen muscle—a benefit that also can reduce joint pain. But building muscle mass and strength can take many months and ...

Medical research

Newfound autoimmune syndrome causes muscle pain, weakness

A previously unknown autoimmune muscle disease involving sudden onset of debilitating muscle pain and weakness has been identified by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The syndrome easily ...

Cardiology

Statin use associated with less physical activity

One of the longest studies of its type has found that use of statins in older men is associated with less physical activity, a significant issue for a population that's already sedentary.

Cardiology

Alternative treatment for cholesterol shows promise

An experimental treatment has shown promise in lowering bad cholesterol, offering hope for people at risk of heart disease but who cannot tolerate drugs known as statins, researchers said Sunday.

Neuroscience

Study identifies new drug target for chronic, touch-evoked pain

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the School of Medicine have identified a subset of nerve cells that mediates a form of chronic, touch-evoked pain called tactile allodynia, a condition that is resistant to conventional pain ...

Medical research

Journal Science retracts mouse virus link to fatigue

The prominent US journal Science on Thursday retracted a 2009 report linking a mouse retrovirus to chronic fatigue syndrome after it was disproved by researchers earlier this year.

page 1 from 19