Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Precision medicine offers a glimmer of hope for Alzheimer's disease

The decadeslong search for effective ways to treat or prevent Alzheimer's disease is littered with failures, leaving 5.7 million Americans already stricken with this form of dementia without a lifeline. The rest of us are ...

Diabetes

Gene variant explains differences in diabetes drug response

The first results from a large international study of patients taking metformin, the world's most commonly used type 2 diabetes drug, reveal genetic differences among patients that may explain why some respond much better ...

Diabetes

Researchers develop way to ID diabetes patient-specific drugs

An innovative method that uses human embryonic stem cells to model type 2 diabetes caused by genetic mutations may enable researchers to identify drugs that could treat the disease. The research by Weill Cornell Medicine ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Team makes breakthrough toward developing blood test for pain

A breakthrough test developed by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers to measure pain in patients could help stem the tide of the opioid crisis in Indiana, and throughout the rest of the nation.

Oncology & Cancer

Turning 'junk' DNA into gold

Mining the rich uncharted territory of the genome or genetic material of a cancer cell has yielded gold for Princess Margaret scientists: new protein targets for drug development against prostate cancer.

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