Research could lead to improvements in treating patients with diseases caused by mutations in genes, such as cancer, cystic fibrosis and potentially up to 6,000 other inherited conditions.
Almost 11 percent of Medicare participants with diabetes had very low blood sugar levels that suggested they were being over-treated, a new study finds. But only 14 percent of these patients had a reduction in blood sugar medication refills in the next six months.
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.
Researchers have designed a test which in only 20 minutes can examine short-term memory capacity, mental agility and organizational capacities in patients with schizophrenia.
Antibody treatment reduces rate of flare-ups in patients with a subgroup of treatment-resistant COPD, new research indicates.
A drug originally developed in the 1960s as an antiviral medication is showing promise as a treatment option for people who suffer from increased feelings of aggression following traumatic brain injury, researchers have reported.
In the future heart surgeons will have access to a new type of 3-D visualization of the cardiac conduction system. This technique could provide improved safety for patients and improve surgical outcomes in patients suffering from heart disease and cardiac malformations, explains a new report.
The intestinal barrier of patients with the gastrointestinal disease IBS allows bacteria to pass more freely than in healthy people, according to a study. The study is the first to investigate IBS using living bacteria.
Recent outbreaks of Zika virus have revealed that the virus causes brain defects in unborn children. But researchers now report that the virus could eventually be used to target and kill cancer cells in the brain.
For the first time, scientists have precisely identified and targeted an area of the brain which is involved in ‘hearing voices,’ experienced by many patients with schizophrenia. They have been able to show in a controlled trial that targeting this area with magnetic pulses can improve the condition in some patients.