Greater than 90% of all Alzheimer’s disease (AD) cases are sporadic, meaning there are few hereditary risk factors for developing the disease. Although certain genetic variants increase the risk of AD, age is the strongest known risk factor. Yet, understanding how the underlying molecular mechanisms of aging predispose individuals to AD has remained elusive. Now, a team of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered what they believe are changes to the normal epigenetic landscape that lead to the onset of Alzheimer’s.
A new prototype for wearable tremor suppression gloves has a team of Western University researchers believing real change is on the way for the more than 6 million people in the world afflicted by Parkinson's disease. For more information see the IDTechEx report on wearable technology.
A major medical association today suggested that doctors who treat people with Type 2 diabetes can set less aggressive blood sugar targets. But medical groups that specialize in diabetes sharply disagree.
With its worldwide impact and mounting death toll, the 2017-2018 influenza season shows that the viral disease isn’t just a fever and the sniffles, but rather a dangerous disease that can spread rapidly between people. That’s why a leading healthcare technology company is pushing forward with trials that can help doctors and medical staff easily identify the disease early in the process through a simple breath test.
Medical technology company Scandinavian Real Heart has announced that it will be using a range of AdaCore software solutions to develop reliable embedded software for its Total Artificial Heart device.
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