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AI shows prostate cancer is not just one disease: Study

Scientists have used artificial intelligence (AI) to reveal a new form of aggressive prostate cancer which they said could help thousands of lives by revolutionising how the disease is diagnosed and treated in the future.The study, published in the journal Cell Genomics, reveals that prostate cancer, which affects one in eight men in their lifetime, includes two different subtypes termed evotypes. The findings, led by researchers at the University of Oxford, and the University of Manchester, UK, could help provide…

Helpful Gut Bacteria Seem to Reduce Allergic Disease in Kids

February 29, 20244min readHelpful Gut Bacteria Seem to Reduce Allergic Disease in KidsIn babies, the right combo of gut bacteria might stave off later allergies, so scientists are testing “cocktails” of helpful microbes as therapyBy Lydia Denworth I stopped sending peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to school with my kids around 2007. That was roughly the moment when people started talking about a dramatic rise in the number of children with serious nut allergies. Cases of all kinds of allergies in youngsters have

The Dual Dynamics of Dopamine in Parkinson’s Disease

A groundbreaking study reveals dopamine’s crucial role in controlling movement sequence lengths, shedding light on potential treatments for Parkinson’s Disease symptoms beyond traditional reward and pleasure associations. Credit: SciTechDaily.comDopamine’s influence extends to regulating movement lengths, offering new therapeutic targets for Parkinson’s Disease.Dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain, is mostly known for its role in how we experience pleasure and reward. However, new research from the Champalimaud…

Alzheimer’s Might Not Actually Be a Brain Disease, Expert Reveals : ScienceAlert

The pursuit of a cure for Alzheimer's disease is becoming an increasingly competitive and contentious quest with recent years witnessing several important controversies.In July 2022, Science magazine reported that a key 2006 research paper, published in the prestigious journal Nature, which identified a subtype of brain protein called beta-amyloid as the cause of Alzheimer's, may have been based on fabricated data.One year earlier, in June 2021, the US Food and Drug Administration had approved aducanumab, an…

Hair Loss Drug May Lower Risk of Heart Disease : ScienceAlert

The drug finasteride, already used to treat hair loss and enlarged prostates, could also help to cut the risk of heart disease.In an analysis of data from both male humans and mice, the drug was shown to improve health and reduce levels of cholesterol.Too much cholesterol in the body is well known to increase heart disease risk, as it encourages atherosclerosis: fatty deposits in blood vessels, blocking the flow of blood through the arteries. Eventually, that can lead to strokes or heart attacks.The research team, from…

What Ever Happened to Mad Cow Disease?

One of the most existentially frightening illnesses ever to be discovered was mad cow disease, a fatal prion-spread illness that appeared in animals in the 1980s and killed over 200 people during the height of the outbreak in the late 1990s. You don’t hear much about mad cow today, but the threat still looms. Here’s what happened to this nightmare germ.Dave Bautista Opens Up About His Relationship With Denis VilleneuveIn 1986, farmers in the UK began to report strange behavior among some of their cows. The affected…

Tau Protein’s Silent Role in Parkinson’s Disease

A new study highlights the role of misfolded tau proteins in the genesis and trajectory of Parkinson’s disease. Credit: Jason Drees/ASUNew research identifies tau protein as a key player in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, challenging traditional views and suggesting new directions for treatment.Parkinson’s disease, the second most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s disease, affects nearly 1 million people in the U.S. and an estimated 10 million individuals worldwide. Each year, close to 90,000…

79% of Crohn’s disease patients in remission after early intervention

Giving an immunotherapy drug as soon as possible after diagnosis with Crohn’s disease significantly reduces complications, including the need for surgery by a factor of 10, a clinical study has found. Compared to conventional treatment, which favors delaying the use of advanced therapies, the results suggest re-thinking how the condition is treated.Falling under the umbrella of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn’s disease is a painful and disabling chronic disease characterized by flare-ups that can cause…

Sickle cell disease gene therapies Casgevy Lyfgenia insurance cost issues

Blood sample of patient positive tested for sickle cell.Kitsawet Saethao | Istock | Getty ImagesThe approval of two gene therapies to treat sickle cell disease has given hope to patients who suffer from the debilitating disease, which overwhelmingly affects Black people and people of color.Health officials now face a challenge in finding a way to provide equitable access to the costly treatments.The crippling episodes of pain from the genetic blood disorder make life unpredictable for patients like Michael Goodwin.…

Foreigner’s Mick Jones announces he has Parkinson’s disease

Breadcrumb Trail LinksMusic'The important thing is to persevere and remind myself of the wonderful career I’ve had in music' Get the latest from Mark Daniell straight to your inbox Sign Up Published Feb 22, 2024  •  3 minute read Mick Jones seen onstage at Ottawa's Bluesfest in 2014. Photo by Wayne Cuddington /Postmedia NetworkArticle contentForeigner founder and guitarist Mick Jones has revealed that he’s been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.Jones, 79, made the announcement as he explained why he hasn’t played…