Immunology

Suffering from psoriasis? Blame this trio of proteins

About 7.5 million Americans suffer from psoriasis, an autoimmune disease that shows up as patches of red, inflamed skin and painful, scaly rashes. Although there are effective treatments for psoriasis, not everyone responds ...

Diabetes

A drug that does double duty in treating diabetes

Yale researchers have developed an oral medication to treat diabetes that controls insulin levels while simultaneously reversing the inflammatory effects of the disease.

Medical research

The positive impact of sharing negative research results

In the era of "publish or perish," research results that disprove the hypothesis tested often go unpublished. In addition, many researchers who have been unable to reproduce results from other laboratories have found it difficult ...

Neuroscience

Research shows promising results for Parkinson's disease treatment

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have found a way to make deep brain stimulation (DBS) more precise, resulting in therapeutic effects that outlast what is currently available. The work, led by Aryn Gittis and colleagues ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Therapeutic potential of Mozart for medication-resistant epilepsy

Listening to Mozart's Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major (K448) for at least 30 seconds may be associated with less frequent spikes of epilepsy-associated electrical activity in the brain in people with medication-resistant ...

Medical research

Repairing tendon injuries with stem cells

Tendon tears are rarely life-threatening, but depending on their severity, they require surgery and a long rehabilitation period. Surgical treatment strategies involve the transplantation of tendon from another part of the ...

Genetics

Stopping dementia in Down syndrome patients

Down syndrome is mostly known for the learning disabilities it causes, but patients typically suffer from a wide number of ailments. One is the early onset of Alzheimer's disease. Using iPS cells from Down syndrome patients, ...

Genetics

iPS cells show therapeutic benefits for a rare muscle dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy describes a family of congenital diseases that cause the progressive loss of muscle tissue. Severity varies across the family, but for many there is little in the way of treatment. In its newest study, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Effective new personalized approach for radiation therapy

Researchers from Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Moffitt Cancer Center have found that the genomic adjusted radiation dose (GARD) may be used to personalize radiotherapy (RT) to maximize ...

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