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Targeting inflammatory pathway reduces Alzheimer's disease in mice

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia and is characterized by the formation of β-amyloid plaques throughout the brain. Proteins known as chemokines regulate...

New technology directly reprograms skin fibroblasts for a new role

PHILADELPHIA - As the main component of connective tissue in the body, fibroblasts are the most common type of cell. Taking advantage of that ready availability, scientists from the Perelman School...

Receptor may be key to treating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Inhibiting a nuclear receptor in the gut could lead to a treatment for a liver disorder that affects almost 30 percent of the Western world's adult population, according...

Joslin Discovery May Hold Clues to Treatments That Slow Aging and Prevent Age-Related Chronic Disease

Newswise — BOSTON – December 15, 2014 – In a study published today by Nature, researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center used a microscopic worm (C. elegans) to identify a new path that...

Signaling mechanism could be target for survival, growth of tumor cells in brain cancer

DALLAS – Dec. 15, 2014 – UT Southwestern Medical Center neurology researchers have identified an important cell signaling mechanism that plays an important role in brain cancer and may...

Sleep disturbance linked to amyloid in brain areas affected by Alzheimer's disease

Phoenix, AZ (December 9th, 2014) - Healthy, elderly research participants who report being more sleepy and less rested have higher levels of amyloid deposition in regions of the brain that are...

New data suggest treatment effect on cognition leads to the treatment effect on function in patients

INDIANAPOLIS, December 2, 2014 -- Today, Eli Lilly and Company announced results from new analyses of two Phase 3 trials evaluating the relationship between cognitive and functional treatment effects...

First step toward pill for obesity taken, researchers report

Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers have taken what they describe as "the first step toward a pill that can replace the treadmill" for the control of obesity, though that shift,...

Injectable 3D vaccines could fight cancer and infectious diseases

(BOSTON/CAMBRIDGE) — One of the reasons cancer is so deadly is that it can evade attack from the body's immune system, which allows tumors to flourish and spread. Scientists can try to...

'Alzheimer's in a Dish' model induces skin cells into neurons expressing amyloid-beta

The search for a living laboratory model of human neurons in the grip of Alzheimer's disease (AD)--the so-called "Alzheimer's in a dish"--has a new candidate. In work presented at...

Researchers at Mainz University explore new approach for treating Alzheimer's disease

Researchers at Mainz University explore new approach for treating Alzheimer's disease Psoriasis medication may be effective in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease It is estimated that about...

Promising compound rapidly eliminates malaria parasite

An international research collaborative has determined that a promising anti-malarial compound tricks the immune system to rapidly destroy red blood cells infected with the malaria parasite but leave...

Circulating RNA may provide prognostic tool for multiple myeloma

Circulating RNA may provide prognostic tool for multiple myeloma December 06, 2014 The "molecular mail" sent by multiple myeloma cells provides clues to how well patients with the disease...

Scientists pinpoint a new line of defence used by cancer cells

Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered a new line of defence used by cancer cells to evade cell death, according to research published in Nature Communications* today (Monday). The team...

Research finds clue to why females live longer than males

Research finds clue to why females live longer than males Results could help researchers understand the mechanisms involved in aging A study from the University of Exeter has found that male flies...

Plant used in traditional Chinese medicine may treat metabolic diseases and obesity

Plant used in traditional Chinese medicine may treat metabolic diseases and obesity New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that a component of a flowering plant used in...

Imaging shows brain connection breakdown in early Alzheimer's disease

Imaging shows brain connection breakdown in early Alzheimer's disease CHICAGO - Changes in brain connections visible on MRI could represent an imaging biomarker of Alzheimer's disease,...

Stroke damage mechanism identified

Stroke damage mechanism identified Researchers have discovered a mechanism linked to the brain damage often suffered by stroke victims--and are now searching for drugs to block it. Strokes happen...

Identifying the cellular origin of fibrosis

Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have identified what they believe to be the cells responsible for fibrosis, the buildup of scar tissue. Fibrotic diseases, such as chronic kidney...

Team develops drug to reduce side-effects of 'binge drinking'

Huddersfield scientists develop breakthrough compound reducing harmful side-effects of 'binge drinking' and offering potential new ways to treat Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases that...