Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Discovery of a potential therapeutic target for ALS

University of Malta researchers have discovered a potential new drug target for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to a new study published in the Neurobiology of Aging journal.

Medical research

Calcium: A key player for a promising and safe brain treatment?

A promising therapy for a range of brain diseases involves antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs)—specialized molecules that can modulate RNA and alter protein production—directly injected into the cerebrospinal fluid, in ...


Genetic mutation linked to hereditary spastic paraplegia

A genetic mutation in the SPTSSA gene is identified as the cause of hereditary spastic paraplegia, a rare disease that causes progressive weakness, stiffness and spasticity in the lower extremities, according to a study published ...

Medical research

In search of the optimal migraine relief

In order for migraine medication to be effective, it is vital that the active substance is released into the bloodstream immediately. The pills currently on the market today pass through the body's metabolism which means ...


Head injury is associated with doubled mortality rate long-term

Adults who suffered any head injury during a 30-year study period had two times the rate of mortality than those who did not have any head injury, and mortality rates among those with moderate or severe head injuries were ...

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