Classification scheme developed for newly identified multiple sclerosis-like disease

Researchers in the Department of Neurology at Tohoku University, which is led by professor Masashi Aoki, have developed a classification scheme for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder, a rare autoimmune disease that until recently was thought to be a type of multiple sclerosis (MS). The new taxonomy for the disease replaces one borrowed from MS but which was inappropriate for what […]

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Scientists discover how COVID-19 virus causes multiple organ failure in mice

UCLA researchers are the first to create a version of COVID-19 in mice that shows how the disease damages organs other than the lungs. Using their model, the scientists discovered that the SARS-CoV-2 virus can shut down energy production in cells of the heart, kidneys, spleen and other organs. “This mouse model is a really powerful tool for studying SARS-CoV-2 […]

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Researchers find promising new treatment approach for multiple sclerosis

In an animal model of multiple sclerosis (MS), decreasing the amount of a protein made in the liver significantly protected against development of the disease’s characteristic symptoms and promoted recovery in symptomatic animals, UTSW scientists report. The findings, published online today by Science Translational Medicine, could lead to a new treatment strategy for this neurological disease and other conditions marked […]

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Multiple miscarriages can increase risk of diabetes, study suggests

Multiple miscarriages can increase a woman’s risk of developing diabetes by up to 71%, new study suggests Women who miscarry are ’18 per cent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes’ Experts studied more than 24,700 diabetic women born between 1957 and 1997 Research suggests three miscarriages increased the chances by 71 per cent  Women who suffer multiple miscarriages are at greater […]

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Scientists modify CAR-T cells to target multiple sites on leukemia cells

In a new pre-clinical study published this week in the journal Leukemia, the research team of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles investigator Hisham Abdel-Azim, MD, MS, worked with colleagues to engineer T-cells to identify and target multiple sites on acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells instead of just one. The early collaboration points the way to future clinical trials to test the therapy. […]

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Researcher’s technology differentiates between Parkinson’s disease and multiple system atrophy

Scientists have found a way to distinguish between two progressive neurodegenerative diseases, Parkinson’s disease (PD) and multiple system atrophy (MSA), using a technology developed by a researcher at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The discovery was published today in Nature. It is challenging to distinguish between the two diseases because the early signs are similar—disturbances […]

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Three quarters of teens who vape report using nicotine, marijuana, or multiple substances

More teens who vape are using addictive or mind-altering substances than previously believed, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The data paint a different picture than previous research because of the significantly higher proportion (75 percent) of teens who vape using nicotine, marijuana, or multiple substances and not just flavoring. These findings add to […]

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