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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

... some stage of Alzheimer’s. Researchers think this common form of Alzheimer’s is triggered by a combination ...ver, Dr. Golde and his clinical colleagues share a common goal: to eventually conduct cost-effective prevention trials. Restoring memory via tau Mayo Clin...

White Blood Cell Booster May Help Cancer Patients Avoid Deadly Complications

... important part of the effort to better treat this common complication in cancer patients receiving chemothe...e also a benefit to cancer patients receiving more common chemotherapy doses, Kuderer said. Recently revised American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and...

Researchers Discover How Cancer Evades the Immune System

...tter understand the immune signatures for the most common human cancers in order to identify the most important targets for immunotherapy," he said....

Inability to Recognize Familiar Smells Could Signal Alzheimers

...ed between 54 to 90, and asked them to identify 12 common odors such as lemon, chocolate, black pepper, banana, and soap. The subjects chose the best multiple choice answer for each. At the start of the study in 1997, none of the subjects had cognitive impairments. The participants were tested every year ...

Impaired Odour Identification Predicts Cognitive Decline for the Elderly

Older adults having difficulty in identifying common odours may be at a higher risk of cognitive impairment-a decline in thinking, learning, and memory abilities-which is a precursor to Alzheimer's disease, suggests a study. Dr. Robert S. Wilson and his colleagues at Rush University Medical Center,...

Electric Field Therapy to Zap Cancerous Tumours

...the survival rates for people with one of the most common types of brain tumour. The device uses low intensity electrical fields delivered via insulated electrodes on the scalp, to disrupt tumour growth by interfering with cell division of cancerous cells which causes the cells to stop proliferating and d...

Draft National Policy on Sight-saving Drugs unacceptable

...age-related macular degeneration is the third most common cause of blindness worldwide. It affects around 2.3% of over-65s in Europe. In the UK around 26,000 people develop it each year and 245,000 are blind or visually impaired because of it. After a thorough examination of published clinical trial data,...

Pond in High Artic Drying Up Due to Global Warming

...ts," the researchers wrote. The ponds are the most common source of surface water in many polar areas, and part of the Arctic ecosystem. They provide habitat for waterfowl, drinking water for animals and homes for tiny invertebrates like shrimp, which are a food source for larger animals. "It's really inte...

Just One Cigarette can Cause Nicotine Addiction

...within a month. The findings are contrary to the common belief that only people who normally smoke at least five cigarettes a day experience nicotine withdrawal symptoms-such as cravings, restlessness, irritability, and difficulty in concentrating. During the study, 1,246 sixth-grade students in six Mas...

Yawning Actually Helps You Keep Awake

So far, the common notion has been that yawning is a precursor to sleep, but a new study has found that the yawn is in fact designed to prevent sleep. Researchers at the State University of New York have demonstrated that a yawn is the body's way of making us more at...

Chilean Lake Disappears, Thanks to Global Warming

... possibly the lake disappeared due to a relatively common glacial phenomenon: a Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF). A GLOF is a sudden increase in a lakes volume due to one of various possible causes, including a volcanic eruption, an earthquake, an avalanche, or a portion of a glacier falling into the lake...

Medicaid Data Analysis

... Heavy inpatient and emergency department use were common among Medicaid beneficiaries with co-occurring disorders. One in five beneficiaries treated in these settings received no Medicaid funded behavioral health treatment elsewhere. Beneficiaries with co-occurring disorders were three to six times more li...

Ambitious Gastric Cancer Research Project Proposed in Singapore

...gastric cancer (or stomach cancer) is the 4th most common cancer among men and 6th among women, says the Sin...y in men and women above 40 years old, and is more common in Chinese than Malay or Indian. There is no scientific conclusion of the actual cause of gastric...

Cognitive Test Takers and Score Variation

... improving diagnostic workups. Salthouse gave 16 common cognitive and neuropsychological tests to evenly divided participants (90 in the first, 1600 in the second) into groups of ages 18-39, 50-59 and 60-97 years old. In both studies, the variation between someones scores on the same test given three time...

Epilepsy Increases Suicide Risks

...ed, suicides are significantly higher." The most common cause of death associated with epilepsy, said Dr. Sperling, is "unexplained death in epilepsy, which is responsible for 15% to 50% of the excess deaths in these patients. Typically, these patients are found dead in their beds with no apparent cause o...

New Diagnostic Test for Mad Cow Disease Developed

...t the university, as saying. "One of the issues common to screening tests is that of 'false' positive results. By developing a reliable confirmatory test, such as this one, the impact of these false positives can be minimised," he added....

Cat Exposure Increases Bronchial Responsiveness

...onchial responsiveness (BR) in people with certain common allergies , even if they are not specifically alle...r allergenscat, house dust mite, Cladosporidium (a common mold) and timothy grass. The researchers used the objective measure of choice in epidemiological s...

Skin Cancer can Be Triggered by P53 Mutation

...form of nonmelanoma skin cancer, which is the most common type of human malignancy with over 1 million new cases in the USA each year. Mutations in the p53 tumor suppressor gene have been implicated in tumor formation: some give rise to a loss-of-function whereas the majority of mutations result in a gain...

Scientists Find Single Circuit Channeling Depression in Rats

...e holy grail of psychiatry is to try to find final common pathways that can make sense of how genes and life experiences end up with the same result," he said. "And the same goes for medications. There are many treatments that act in fundamentally different ways -- how do we make sense of all that complex...

New Asthma Gene Identified

... of genetic and environmental factors, is the most common chronic disease of childhood. Asthma occurs in 7-10 percent of children in the United States and one child in seven in the United Kingdom. Its prevalence differs widely among different geographic areas. To account for the environmental factors asso...

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