Risk of Alzheimer's disease increases with reduction in levels of plasmalogens, a class of lipids produced by the liver that constitute cell membranes in the brain, confirms new research presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2018 by Mitchel A. Kling, MD, an associate professor of Psychiatry in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Biophysicists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have used an infrared sensor to discover which active agents influence the structure of proteins rapidly and easily and calculate the amount of time the change persists.
Cone beam imaging, a new stroke imaging technology was showcased at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery’s (SNIS) 15th Annual Meeting in a presented study which aims at preventing nearly an hour of delay in patient care, providing them with the prospect of complete recovery.
A 20 percent to 50 percent higher risk of developing endometriosis in women with a past of sexual or emotional abuse was observed by a European study published in the journal, Human Reproduction. Similarly, a large U.S. study in the same journal yielded matching results with sexual or physical abuse in the past.
Around 54 million to 60 million people throughout the world are annually surviving with Traumatic Brain Injury annually. CT scan tests of the head are the common diagnostic choices in such cases. This extensive use of CT scans leads to unnecessary radiation exposure with high costs.
Stiff skin syndrome causes a person's skin to harden and thicken across the entire body. This thickening results in a person being unable to move his or her joints, leaving the joints stuck in a bent position. The genetic disorder affects the protein named fibrillin-1, which allows the elastic fibers in the skin to stretch.
96-week data on doravirine, Merck’s HIV drug, was posted by the drugmaker recently. Merck expects it to outrun drugs like Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Sustiva in combination regimens and antiretroviral drugs from AbbVie and Johnson & Johnson in viral suppression.
Lawson Health Research Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the Royal Marsden and Epic Sciences conducted an international mutual study which discovered a novel blood test that can foresee advanced prostate cancer patient response to particular treatments, resulting in better survival.
Zika virus could be transmitted sexually. This discovery has been documented already, but the risks were not well understood. It was unknown whether other flaviviruses could be transmitted in the same manner.
Burgers, chocolates, pizzas, colas – the list of fast food consumption seems endless. It is not an issue if consumed once in a while. But when it becomes a regular habit and is left unchecked, it can lead to varied harmful effects, especially in children. Moderation is the key factor and a healthy home-cooked diet is an ultimate ideal.
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