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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:37:01 GMT


Could Retraining the Brain's Beat Cops Cure Alzheimer's Disease?
Now, a new study in mice offers hope that we are on track to better understanding, and possibly preventing, the disease. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, showed that the poor performance of brain cells known as microglia may ...

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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:27:44 GMT

Global life expectancy rises: study
The Nation
The Global Burden of Disease Study 2013, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, also found that some low-income countries such as Nepal, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Niger, the Maldives, Timor-Leste and Iran had seen exceptional gains over the past 23 ...

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:48:04 GMT

The Dark Corners of Our DNA Hold Clues about Disease
Scientific American
The so-called “streetlight effect” has often fettered scientists who study complex hereditary diseases. The term refers to an old joke about a drunk searching for his lost keys under a streetlight. A cop asks, "Are you sure this is where you lost them?" The drunk ...

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:19:39 GMT

Global Life Expectancy Has Increased By 6 Years
Voice Chronicle
Dr. Christopher Murray, professor of Global Health at the University of Washington and his team conducted the study, which was called the Global Burden of Disease Study. It was published in The Lancet medical journal. Dr Murray said, “The progress we are ...

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:59:37 GMT

Pet Guinea Pigs Can Spread Serious Infection: Study
Newsmax Health
Dr. Philip Tierno, a professor of microbiology and pathology at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, said that case studies like this highlight the importance of getting as much patient information as possible when trying to make a diagnosis.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:17:43 GMT

Auspex Pharmaceuticals (ASPX) Reports SD-809 Phase 3 Met Primary Endpoints (subscription)
Auspex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ASPX) announced positive topline efficacy and safety results from its Phase 3 registration trial evaluating SD-809 for the treatment of chorea associated with Huntington's disease (HD), called First-HD. In addition to meeting the primary efficacy endpoint, ... somnolence, akathisia/restlessness and anxiety. In addition, Auspex announced results from an analysis of the completed four-week Switch portion of the ARC-HD study, which also has an ongoing long-term safety component.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:09:11 GMT

Study: Messaging diabetic teens bolsters engagement, disease knowledge
FierceMobileHealthcare (press release)
The research, conducted by Children's National Health System and a diabetes treatment team, piloted an interactive text message program, called the Self-Management Research Technology Project (SMART), involving 23 adolescents ages 13 to 17 who are ...

Sat, 13 Dec 2014 23:13:22 GMT

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Deadly bat disease follows seasonal patterns
Digital Journal
The latest research has been carried out by biologists based at University of California, Santa Cruz, and published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B (in a study called “Host and pathogen ecology drive the seasonal dynamics of a fungal disease, ...

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 20:45:51 GMT


Probing genes for disease risk
Until about five years ago, the amount of variation in diseases or traits that is determined by genetic variation—called heritability—had been based on studies of twins, which look at differences in disease or trait values among identical vs. fraternal twins.

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 22:09:16 GMT

Low Levels of Circulating Protein Linked with Heart Problems in Mice with ...
Newswise (press release)
Newswise — Washington, DC (December 4, 2014) — Decreased blood levels of a kidney-derived protein called Klotho increases the risk of heart disease in mice with kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the ...

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