Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Leiden cholera epidemics mapped out, literally

Three cholera epidemics struck 19th-century Leiden. Today's coronavirus pandemic prompted Martijn Storms, curator of maps and atlases at the Leiden University Libraries, to scour the library for maps about these past epidemics.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Syphilis may have spread through Europe before Columbus

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease—and while commonly dismissed due to the availability of modern treatments, it is in fact spreading at an alarming rate: In recent decades, more than 10 million people around the ...

Medical research

Long-term risks of joint implants

Using highly complex analytical techniques, a group of researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin were able to observe in detail how different metals are released from joint implants and accumulate in the surrounding ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Weight loss among obese tied to improvements in chronic pain

(HealthDay)—For obese individuals with chronic pain, a weight loss intervention is associated with improvements in the spatial distribution of pain and comorbid somatic symptoms, according to a study published in the December ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Geometric study of brain cells could change strategies on Alzheimer's

Applying mathematical models used for studying the galaxies or interactions between elementary particles, researchers at the Institute of Neuroscience of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, in collaboration with Massachusetts ...

Genetics

New genetic method pinpoints geographic origin

(Medical Xpress) -- Understanding the genetic diversity within and between populations has important implications for studies of human disease and evolution. This includes identifying associations between genetic variants ...

Medical research

Scientists succeed in making the spinal cord transparent

(Medical Xpress) -- In the event of the spinal cord injury, the long nerve cell filaments, the axons, may become severed. For quite some time now, scientists have been investigating whether these axons can be stimulated to ...

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