- Optimal blood tests for development of new therapies of Alzheimer's diseaseon December 1, 2022 at 5:31 pm
A new study have identified which blood tests are best at detecting Alzheimer's disease during the earliest stages, and also other another blood test that are is optimal for detecting relevant treatment effects. These findings will speed up the development of new therapies that can slow down the disease progression.
- The brain's immune cells can be triggered to slow down Alzheimer's diseaseon November 29, 2022 at 4:27 pm
The brain's big-eating immune cells can slow down the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
- Protein shapes indicate Parkinson's diseaseon November 28, 2022 at 3:12 pm
Researchers have found that a set of proteins have different shapes in the spinal fluid of healthy individuals and Parkinson's patients. These could be used in the future as a new type of biomarker for this disease.
- Shingles associated with increased risk for stroke, heart attackon November 22, 2022 at 5:53 pm
A new study demonstrated that shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is associated with an almost 30% higher long-term risk of a major cardiovascular event such a stroke or heart attack.
- Blinding eye disease strongly associated with serious forms of cardiovascular diseaseon November 17, 2022 at 7:16 pm
A new study has identified that heart attack, stroke and heart failure are linked to a specific type of age-related macular degeneration.
- Are climate change and air pollution making neurologic diseases worse?on November 16, 2022 at 9:49 pm
People with neurologic diseases like headache, dementia, multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson's disease may experience worsening symptoms due to climate change, according to a scoping review of research. The review also found that stroke may become more prevalent due to climate change.
- Cannabis users had worse bypass outcomes, increased amputation and opioid use, study showson November 16, 2022 at 4:31 pm
The use of cannabis may have a negative impact on outcomes for a common bypass surgery, a study suggests. Patients who used cannabis prior to lower extremity bypass had decreased patency, meaning the graft had a higher chance of becoming blocked or occluded, higher rate of amputation and opioid use after discharge.
- Multiple disparities in completing care after concussionson November 15, 2022 at 4:40 pm
Researchers found disparities in the completion of follow-up concussion care, particularly among pediatric patients who are publicly insured and identify as Black, suggesting barriers to care exist.
- Fluorescent mouse blood will help us gain knowledge about brain diseaseson November 14, 2022 at 2:53 pm
A fluorescent protein makes it possible to follow disease progression in brain diseases such as Alzheimer's, strokes, and depression. That may lead to better insight into diseases and possible new treatments.
- Picking the fastest progressing patients to speed Parkinson's disease clinical trialson November 10, 2022 at 4:43 pm
A team has developed a new tool that can predict how Parkinson's disease patients will fare over the course of a year based on their genetics, brain scans and physical examinations.
- Rejuvenated immune cells can improve clearance of toxic waste from brainon November 9, 2022 at 5:43 pm
Rejuvenating the immune cells that live in tissues surrounding the brain improves fluid flow and waste clearance from the brain -- and may help treat or even prevent neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, according to a new study.
- Researchers identify a molecular mechanism associated with juvenile Parkinson'son November 8, 2022 at 5:04 pm
Parkinson's disease affects 3% of population over 65 years old, and the average age of onset is 60. Regarding juvenile Parkinson, which represents the rest of all Parkison's cases, the disease begins before 40 years old. Now, a group of researchers has deciphered the molecular mechanism by which a mutation of the adenosine type 1 receptor gene is associated with juvenile Parkinson's.
- Rethinking how we treat atrial fibrillationon November 7, 2022 at 8:34 pm
A national study is shedding light on how to more effectively treat atrial fibrillation (AF) -- a common heart rhythm problem associated with increased risk of stroke and heart failure. The study shows that early intervention with cryoballoon catheter ablation (cryoablation) is more effective at reducing the risk of serious long-term health impacts, when compared to the current first step in treatment, antiarrhythmic drugs.
- One in five patients with rheumatoid arthritis in England were undiagnosed during the pandemic, study findson November 4, 2022 at 1:32 pm
The number of new diagnoses of rheumatoid arthritis fell by 20 percent in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, new research suggests.
- Gene therapy targeting overactive brain cells could treat neurological disorderson November 3, 2022 at 6:07 pm
A new treatment for neurological and psychiatric diseases, that works by reducing the excitability of overactive brain cells, has been developed.