Alzheimer's disease & dementia

A new lead in the quest to understand Alzheimer's

A consortium of European researchers is pursuing a new and unexpected lead in Alzheimer's research. They are examining the intestinal microbiome and its effect on neurodegeneration. EPFL is coordinating the consortium, which ...

Oncology & Cancer

Potential treatment option for children with Ewing's sarcoma

A research consortium made up of the Virgen del Rocio hospital in Seville, Sant Joan de Deu and the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) in Barcelona, has found a new therapeutic alternative for children who ...

Genetics

Discovery of gene involved in fatty liver disease

An international research consortium led by CIC bioGUNE has discovered the involvement of a gene in the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Although the gene concerned (SLC2A1) had never previously been ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research advances therapy to protect against dengue virus

Nearly half of the world's population is at risk of infection by the dengue virus, yet there is no specific treatment for the disease. Now a therapy to protect people from the virus could finally be a step closer, thanks ...

Genetics

EU releases 144 mn euro for new rare disease research

The European Union on Thursday pledged 144 million euros of fresh funding for research on rare diseases that currently affect some 30 million Europeans, the majority of them children.

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