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Brain holds clues to bipolar disorder

...Such abnormalities are valuable biomarkers for the illness and have the potential to help clinicians diagnose bipolar disorder earlier and more efficiently. Dr. Phillips also will present data illustrating how imaging can be used to identify biomarkers and how these markers can help clinicians determine whic...

Breakthrough developments in rheumatoid arthritis reported

...mately, understanding how the genes work to confer illness will help in the development of new treatments. Normal Control Genetic Database In addition, The Feinstein Institute is participating in a groundbreaking effort to release large amounts of genetic data on normal subjects for use by the scie...

Male circumcision overstated as prevention tool against AIDS

...emic proportions; it is very hard to transmit this illness heterosexually. Only when model building researchers introduce a highly sexually active infected subset of “prostitutes” to their mathematical models does the infection spread exponentially to the general population....

Gene therapy study shows safety and statistically significant improvement in Parkinson's disease

...ovement in both the “on” and “off” states of their illness (the time periods in which they achieve or do not realize benefit from drug therapy) beginning at three months following surgery and continuing through the end of the study. These improvements occurred predominantly on the side of the body correspond...

Experts predict Tamiflu could halve the pandemic influenza death toll versus no intervention

...of the most cost-effective strategies for reducing illness and death during an influenza pandemic. According ...nts (household contacts and school/work contacts), illness attack rates and deaths could potentially be reduced by more than half when compared to no intervent...

Traumas like Sept. 11 make brains more reactive to fear

... to develop PTSD, depression, anxiety and physical illness later in life, according to other studies. Also, trauma has been found to make the brain's emotional processing centers -- particularly the amygdalae, the parts of the brain that judge emotional intensity and make emotional memories -- more sensitive...

UQ research heralds vaccine technology breakthrough

...ytial virus (RSV) infection is a widespread infant illness that has been linked to asthma and can be deadly b...e that is being developed is expected to treat the illness in infected people as well as prevent against it. Those most at risk from RSV are children aged tw...

WHO data confirms low level of resistance to Tamiflu

... B viruses. Influenza is a highly contagious viral illness and is characterised by a sudden onset of debilitating clinical symptoms which affect the entire body. Up to 500 million people are infected by influenza and up to 500,000 deaths are attributed to influenza each year. Influenza complications occur i...

Sleepless for science: Flies show link between sleep, immune system in Stanford study

... answers. What they have learned thus far is that illness and sleep disruption may be a two-way street: sick...'s first author, to examine the connection between illness and sleep patterns by infecting fruit flies with one of two bacteria - Streptococcus pneumoniae or L...

Chemical maps hint at drug's effects on schizophrenia

...he added. Schizophrenia is a devastating mental illness that is characterized by hallucinations, delusions and changes in outlook and personality. Currently there are no biological markers that can be used to establish a diagnosis or reliably predict response to treatment or how the disease will progress....

Implanting dopamine generators in brain cells obtains improvement in Parkinson's in monkeys

...pears to be responsible for the improvement of the illness in animals studied by the Navarra University Hospital and CIMA researchers, given that, this was not observed in those individuals receiving injections of saline serum instead of the cellular aggregates. The fact that the injection into the striat...

NIAID expands capability for influenza research and surveillance

...can determine whether a flu virus causes only mild illness or death. Additionally, some centers will monitor for international and domestic cases of animal and human influenza to rapidly detect and characterize viruses that may have pandemic potential and to create vaccine candidates targeted to those viruse...

Study suggests some drug resistance to influenza B medications

... B viruses are associated with annual outbreaks of illness and increased death rates worldwide, according to background information in the article. Shuji Hatakeyama, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Tokyo, Japan, and colleagues examined the prevalence and transmissibility of influenza B viruses with red...

Study finds antibiotic resistance in poultry even when antibiotics were not used

...normal intestinal bacteria that do not cause human illness and ?in a companion study published in May in the ...ness. With these resistance genes, human bacterial illness could become harder to treat. These concerns led the European Union to ban the use of antibiotics...

LIAI completes world's most comprehensive analysis on influenza virus data

...s study focused on influenza because it is a major illness that kills 36,000 Americans each year and global concerns over the possible spread of the H5N1 avian flu. In the future, database information on other infectious diseases can also be analyzed and used to good effect." ...

NT researchers discover breakthrough in malaria treatment

...falciparum, vivax malaria causes a huge amount of illness in the tropical countries of our region and puts many Australian travelers at risk of disease. Vivax malaria is becoming increasingly resistant to standard treatments, but few studies have determined the best way of treating it. In collaboration...

Lithium builds gray matter in bipolar brains, UCLA study shows

...robiological underpinnings of bipolar disorder ?an illness marked by a roller coaster of emotions between mania and depression ?are not well understood. Nor is it understood how lithium works in controlling these severe mood swings, even though it has been the standard treatment for some 50 years. These new ...

Common gene version optimizes thinking -- but with a possible downside

...o increase risk for schizophrenia, a severe mental illness marked by impaired thinking, scientists at the Nat...eople who developed schizophrenia, a severe mental illness marked by delusions, hallucinations and impaired emotion that affects one percent of the population....

Bacteria control how infectious they become, study finds

...e diseases like bubonic plague and serious gastric illness can turn the genes that make them infectious on or off. Knowing how disease-causing bacteria, like Yersinia pestis and E. coli, do this may one day help scientists create drugs that control the expression of these genes, thereby making the bacteria ...

Vasectomy may put men at risk for type of dementia

...oduce antibodies that reach the brain and cause an illness similar to encephalitis, she noted. The next step in Weintraub's research will be to launch a national study to see if her results will be confirmed in a larger population. "I don't want to scare anyone away from getting a vasectomy," Weintrau...

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