Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Acute Zika virus infection associated with sensory polyneuropathy

A group of researchers from Honduras, Venezuela and the USA has described the first case of sensory polyneuropathy associated with acute Zika virus infection. The scientific paper was published in the Journal of the Neurological ...

Neuroscience

When bad news are good news for neurodegenerative diseases

Some genetic diseases caused by an abnormal repeat in the DNA are known to become more severe with each new generation - this dreadful trait is called anticipation. Now a study by Portuguese researchers from Porto University ...

Diabetes

Diabetic polyneuropathy not up with impaired glycemia

(HealthDay) -- Although significantly increased in subjects with new diabetes, the rates of typical diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN), retinopathy, and nephropathy are not significantly different between subjects with and without ...

Diabetes

Prediabetes may not explain diabetic polyneuropathies

In a reversal of two decades of medical reports, a Mayo Clinic study finds the frequency of nerve damage called diabetic polyneuropathy is similar in prediabetic patients and healthy people. Physicians should seek explanations ...

Medical research

Study leads to a promising first-in-class drug candidate

Discoveries by Scripps Research Institute scientists have led to a promising new drug candidate--the first in its class--for patients with a genetic protein-misfolding disease. In results announced by the biopharmaceutical ...

Medical research

Type of vitamin B1 could treat common cause of blindness

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers have discovered that a form of vitamin B1 could become a new and effective treatment for one of the world's leading causes of blindness.

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