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Novel technique explains herbicide's link to Parkinson's disease
Northwestern Medicine scientists have used an innovative gene editing technique to identify the genes that may lead to Parkinson's disease after exposure to paraquat, a commonly-used herbicide.
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New software enables early diagnosis of arteriosclerosis
Little exercise, fatty food and too many cigarettes – factors like these aid the onset of arterial calcification, also known as arteriosclerosis. Doctors are typically only able to diagnose the disease once it reaches an advanced stage. Computer scientists at the University of Kaiserslautern are developing a software program that will allow doctors to detect calcification earlier.
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Artificial intelligence to evaluate brain maturity of preterm infants
University of Helsinki researchers have developed artificial intelligence software, which can evaluate the maturity of a preterm infant’s brain directly from an EEG.
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UMD neuroscientists identify source of early brain activity
Brain cells that support early structural development also transmit sensory information; discovery could enable early diagnosis of autism and other cognitive deficits
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How SORLA protects against Alzheimer's disease
Researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have identified a new protective function for a brain protein genetically linked to Alzheimer's.
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National study aims to prove value of mobile stroke units
Roughly every 40 seconds, someone in the United States will have a stroke. Almost every four minutes, one of those people will die as a result. Against that backdrop, UCLA Health has officially launched the first mobile stroke unit on the West Coast, enabling rapid delivery of brain-saving medications to stroke patients who might otherwise face debilitating delays in treatment.
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"Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future" - World Diabetes Day 2017
The theme of World Diabetes Day 2017 is "Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future". One in ten women has diabetes worldwide. However, many of them do not have access to treatment, care or education concerning their disease. Furthermore, one in seven pregnancies are affected by gestational diabetes.
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Specific exercise dosage for people with spinal cord injury
For decades, the main message to keep the general population healthy was for everyone to get active. In fact, the World Health Organization laid out specific guidelines (150 minutes of cardiovascular exercise each week) on how much physical activity was required for people to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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Fast Personalized Therapeutic Choices Thanks to the Light-Based Sorting of Biomolecules and Cells
The "AnaLighter" analyzes and sorts clinically relevant biomolecules and cells in a blood test with light. As a result, physicians can make early diagnoses, for example, of tumor and cardiovascular diseases and initiate patient-specific therapies with great efficacy. Experts from Fraunhofer ILT will be presenting this technology at COMPAMED 2017 in Düsseldorf this week.
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New treatment direction sought in Parkinson's by blocking the blocker of a natural protection
Oxidative stress plays a big role in the brain cell loss that occurs in Parkinson's disease. Now scientists have their sights on a protein that inhibits one of the body's natural protections against it.
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