A new study shows that hypometabolism in the medial prefrontal areas is specifically associated with Alzheimer’s disease-related nutritional problems, and decrease in fat mass may have a key role.
An investigational treatment that mimics a key clotting enzyme is effective, safe, and may one day eliminate the need for blood products for people with the rare, life-threatening blood disease hereditary thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), according to a study.
Sixteen years after the collapse of the World Trade Center towers sent a ‘cloud’ of toxic debris across Lower Manhattan, children living nearby who likely breathed in the ash and fumes are showing early signs of risk for future heart disease.
The latest outbreaks of emerging pathogens, such as Ebola or Zika, emphasize the importance of the rapid development of vaccines. However, being able to predict the efficacy of new vaccines remains a challenge in vaccine development. Scientists have now successfully assessed early on the longer-term immune response in humans after being vaccinated with the newly developed Ebola vaccine rVSV-ZEBOV.
A new approach to evaluating the risk of preterm birth has been proposed by analyzing the properties of cervical mucus. The researchers found that cervical mucus from women who delivered their babies early, before 37 weeks, was very different from that of women who delivered later.
Scientists say they have developed a blood test that spots tumor-specific DNA and protein biomarkers for early-stage pancreatic cancer.
Even small tumors can be aggressive, according to a study in patients with early stage breast cancer. Researchers found that nearly one in four small tumors were aggressive and patients benefited from chemotherapy. Aggressive tumors could be identified by a 70-gene signature.
Cancer cells obtained from a blood test may be able to predict how early-stage lung cancer patients will fare, a team of researchers has shown.
Higher coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of early death, according to new research. The observational study in nearly 20 000 participants suggests that coffee can be part of a healthy diet in healthy people.
New insights into the long-lasting effects of Fragile X syndrome on connections in the brain during early development highlight the importance of early detection and treatment.