Autism spectrum disorders

Biomarkers for autism discovered

(Medical Xpress) -- An important step towards developing a rapid, inexpensive diagnostic method for autism has been take by Uppsala University, among other universities. Through advanced mass spectrometry the researchers ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Non-celiac gluten sensitivity's existence questioned

(HealthDay)—There is no evidence that gluten is a trigger in patients with non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) placed on a low fermentable, oligo-, di-, monosaccharides, and polyols (FODMAP) diet, according to a study ...

Medical research

Several protein biomarkers protect against disease development

Inflammatory processes are associated with a large range of human diseases, including rheumatic diseases and allergies. Protein biomarkers are measurable molecules that can have a prognostic value in patients, be used to ...

Neuroscience

Coenzyme Q10 study indicates promise in Huntington's treatment

A new study shows that the compound Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ) reduces oxidative damage, a key finding that hints at its potential to slow the progression of Huntington disease. The discovery, which appears in the inaugural issue ...

Medical research

Microfluidics device helps diagnose sepsis in minutes

A novel sensor designed by MIT researchers could dramatically accelerate the process of diagnosing sepsis, a leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals that kills nearly 250,000 patients annually.

Genetics

Epigenetics emerges powerfully as a clinical tool

A study coordinated by Manel Esteller, published in Nature Reviews Genetics, highlights the success of this area of research to predict the behavior and weaknesses of tumors.

Oncology & Cancer

New prostate cancer biomarkers move closer to clinical use

Conway Fellow, Professor William Watson and Professor John Fitzpatrick, UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science and Mater Misericordiae University Hospital recently received a translational research award for the validation ...

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