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Drug Blocks Zika and Dengue Viruses in Study

( - A small-molecule inhibitor tested by researchers at Yale and Stanford may be the answer to blocking the spread of harmful mosquito-borne pathogens, including Zika and dengue viruses

Dec 14, 2017 - 11:25:14 AM

40 Years After First Ebola Outbreak, Survivors Show Signs They Can Stave Off New Infection

( - Survivors of the first known Ebola outbreak, which occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1976, may be key to development of vaccines and therapeutic drugs to treat future outbreaks

Dec 14, 2017 - 10:20:02 AM

Treatable Condition Could Be Mistaken for Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder

( - Researchers at Houston Methodist believe that a significant number of people diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may actually have a treatable immune system condition.

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:32:16 PM

High-Intensity Exercise Delays Parkinson’s Progression

( - CHICAGO --- High-intensity exercise three times a week is safe for individuals with early-stage Parkinson’s disease and decreases worsening of motor symptoms

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:32:29 AM

Cystic Fibrosis: Discovery of a Key Molecule for Improving Treatments

( - Montreal, December 12, 2017 – Researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) have identified a promising solution to improving treatments offered to patients with cystic fibrosis.

Dec 12, 2017 - 10:34:19 AM

Common Fungus Helps Dengue Virus Thrive in Mosquitoes

( - A species of fungus that lives in the gut of some Aedes aegypti mosquitoes increases the ability of dengue virus to survive in the insects

Dec 8, 2017 - 12:38:38 PM

Genetic Mutation Causes ‘Vicious Cycle’ in Most Common Form of ALS

( - University of Michigan-led research brings scientists one step closer to understanding the development of neurodegenerative disorders such as ALS.

Dec 8, 2017 - 11:02:53 AM

Can Diet Help Reduce Disability, Symptoms of MS?

( - MINNEAPOLIS – For people with multiple sclerosis (MS), eating a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables and whole grains may be linked to having less disability and fewer symptoms than people whose diet is less healthy

Dec 7, 2017 - 10:36:11 AM

Kidney Disease Diagnosis May Benefit from DNA Sequencing

( - DNA sequencing could soon become part of the routine diagnostic workup for patients with chronic kidney disease

Dec 5, 2017 - 11:09:09 AM

New TB Drugs Possible with Understanding of Old Antibiotic

( - Tuberculosis, and other life-threatening microbial diseases, could be more effectively tackled with future drugs

Dec 5, 2017 - 10:51:27 AM

Changes in Bacterial Mix Linked to Antibiotics Increase Risk for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

( - Exposure to antibiotics in mothers may increase risk for inflammatory bowel diseases in their offspring.

Nov 28, 2017 - 10:19:38 AM

New Simple Test Could Help Cystic Fibrosis Patients Find Best Treatment

( - CHAPEL HILL, NC – Several cutting-edge treatments have become available in recent years to correct the debilitating chronic lung congestion associated with cystic fibrosis.

Nov 22, 2017 - 10:30:11 AM

Discovery of a Promising Medication for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

( - Montréal, November 16, 2017 – Researchers have discovered a medication that could make it possible to treat individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Nov 16, 2017 - 10:15:05 AM

5 Myths About COPD

( - If you've ever had trouble breathing, you know how scary the feeling can be.

Nov 16, 2017 - 7:42:20 AM

Parasites Suck It Up

( - Depletion of a fatty molecule in human blood propels malaria parasites to stop replicating and causing illness in people and instead to jump ship to mosquitoes to continue the transmission cycle

Nov 10, 2017 - 11:25:07 AM

Study Shows Lupus Support Line has Positive Impact

( - A free telephone support and education program for people with lupus is a valuable resource to help them cope with the disease, according to a study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City.

Nov 7, 2017 - 11:23:28 AM

Fat Hormone Linked to Progression of Fatty Liver Disease May Hold Key to New Treatments

( - ANN ARBOR—The rising obesity epidemic has brought with it an army of maladies.

Nov 7, 2017 - 10:47:45 AM

Caffeine Consumption May Help Kidney Disease Patients Live Longer

( -  New Orleans, LA  — Caffeine consumption may prolong the lives in patients with chronic kidney disease

Nov 6, 2017 - 12:29:16 PM

Air Pollution Causes Millions of Cases of Kidney Disease Each Year

( - New Orleans, LA  — The global toll of chronic kidney disease (CKD) attributable to air pollution is significant

Nov 6, 2017 - 11:13:01 AM

Study Reveals Shockingly High Rates of Incorrect Lupus Diagnosis

( - Washington, D.C. – November 6, 2017 — A Lupus Foundation of America  study of over 3,000 adults with lupus found that 46.5 percent report being misdiagnosed with something other than lupus

Nov 6, 2017 - 9:01:37 AM

Researchers Developing Home Test Kit for Lupus Nephritis Flares

( - HOUSTON, Oct. 25, 2017 - With a four-year $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), two University of Houston engineering professors are developing a home test kit for kidney nephritis, or inflammation, in patients who have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.


Oct 25, 2017 - 12:49:28 PM

Scoliosis Screening Key to Timely Treatment

( - HERSHEY, Pa. — One out of every 25 children will develop scoliosis, or curvature of the spine. While some are babies or toddlers when diagnosed, most cases occur during the pre-teen years.

Oct 12, 2017 - 8:30:21 AM

Imaging a Killer

( - Huntington’s disease is a progressive, fatal neurodegenerative disorder that is caused by mutations in one specific gene called huntingtin (Htt).

Oct 10, 2017 - 11:03:18 AM

Common Acid Reflux Medications Promote Chronic Liver Disease

( - Approximately 10 percent of the general population take a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drug to block stomach acid secretions and relieve symptoms of frequent heartburn, acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Oct 10, 2017 - 10:03:47 AM

U.S. Olympians at the 2016 Rio Games Were Infected with West Nile Virus, not Zika

( - U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes and staff who traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the 2016 Summer Games did not become infected with Zika virus....

Oct 9, 2017 - 11:14:59 AM

Antifungals and Probiotics May Play a Key Role in the Development of Treatment for Crohn’s Disease

( - Scientists have determined that fungus may play a key role in chronic intestinal inflammation disorders.

Oct 5, 2017 - 12:10:24 PM

What Do Your Eyes Say? Device Can Diagnose Diseases Based on Eyelid Motion

( - Researchers at the Technion’s Andrew and Erna Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering have developed a device that can diagnose diseases by means of an eyelid motion monitor (EMM).

Oct 3, 2017 - 1:39:54 PM

Preventing Autoimmune Disease After a Viral Infection

( - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The key weapon against viruses and bacteria that invade the body is production of antibodies, which act like guided missiles to attack and neutralize pathogens.

Oct 3, 2017 - 1:27:07 PM

Lower Antioxidant Levels May Lessen Intestinal Damage from Colitis

( - A new study finds that lowering the levels of an antioxidant in the colon has an unexpectedly positive effect on gastrointestinal (GI) inflammation.

Sep 29, 2017 - 10:54:04 AM

Promising Results for Two Genetic Weapons Against Malaria

( - Two new papers by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Malaria Research Institute report successes for highly promising strategies against malaria

Sep 29, 2017 - 10:30:05 AM

That Cup of Coffee May Not Relieve Parkinson’s Symptoms

( - MINNEAPOLIS – Contrary to previous research, caffeine may not relieve movement symptoms for people with Parkinson’s disease

Sep 28, 2017 - 10:33:38 AM

Hepatitis A Outbreak (VIDEO)

( - Outbreaks of the highly contagious
hepatitis A virus have public health officials concerned. An outbreak of hepatitis A in San Diego led public health officials to declare a public health emergency.

Sep 25, 2017 - 11:58:50 AM

Minor Symptoms Turned Out To Be A Major-League Disease

( - Like most people starting retirement, Angela S.* was thinking about how to manage volunteer work, help her children finish college, and just starting to consider ‘what’s the next chapter,’....

Sep 23, 2017 - 11:08:35 AM

Trusted Messages Key to Counter Community Concerns During Disease Outbreak

( - Utilizing messages focused on images created by local artists and written information communicated through local dialects proved essential to counter misperceptions during the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone

Sep 22, 2017 - 1:15:19 PM

Poll: Parents Not Confident Schools Can Assist Child with Chronic Disease, Mental Health Issues

( - ANN ARBOR, Mich. — If your child had an asthma attack during the school day, would school personnel know how to respond?

Sep 18, 2017 - 10:00:41 AM

Cells Programmed Like Computers to Fight Disease

( - Led by Professor Alfonso Jaramillo in the School of Life Sciences, new research has discovered that a common molecule - ribonucleic acid (RNA), which is produced abundantly by humans, plants and animals - can be genetically engineered to allow scientists to program the actions of a cell.

Sep 18, 2017 - 9:48:31 AM

Exploring Research Directions In Hope Of A Widely Available Cure For Sickle Cell Disease

( - September is not just “back-to-school” month; it’s National Sickle Cell Awareness Month—a month selected to call attention to a life-long illness affecting around 100,000 Americans, the majority of whom are African American or Hispanic.

Sep 15, 2017 - 8:54:50 AM

Vitamin D Levels in Blood May Help Predict Risk of MS

( - MINNEAPOLIS – Examining vitamin D levels in the blood may help predict whether a person is at risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS)

Sep 14, 2017 - 10:59:16 AM

Doctors Can Now Predict the Severity of Your Disease by Measuring Molecules

( - An international team of researchers has found a way to diagnose disease and predict patient outcomes simply by measuring unbelievably small changes in interactions between molecules inside the body.

Sep 13, 2017 - 10:55:04 AM

Systems Analysis Points to Links Between Toxoplasma Infection and Common Brain Diseases

( - More than 2 billion people – nearly one out of every three humans on earth, including about 60 million people in the United States – have a lifelong infection with the brain-dwelling parasite Toxoplasma gondii.

Sep 13, 2017 - 10:26:56 AM

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