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Will Alzheimer’s disease researchers miss seeing the forest from the trees?

The National Institute of Aging (NIA) just announced $ 73 million over five years to fund two new research centers. “The Alzheimer Centers for the Discovery of New Medicines are designed to diversify and reinvigorate the Alzheimer’s disease drug development pipeline,” says the NIA online. The AlzForum.org has more details, quoting researchers saying they will… Read More »

How Doctors And Researchers With Disabilities Are Changing Medicine : Shots – Health News – NPR

Enlarge this image Bonnielin Swenor, an assistant professor of ophthalmology, has myopic macular degeneration. It hasn’t stopped her from having a prolific career as a researcher and epidemiologist. But until recently, she rarely discussed her disability with her peers, worried they would judge or dismiss her. Christopher Myers hide caption toggle caption Christopher Myers Bonnielin… Read More »

Parkinson’s results beyond researchers’ wildest dreams

Media playback is unsupported on your device A treatment that has restored the movement of patients with chronic Parkinson’s disease has been developed by Canadian researchers. Previously housebound patients are now able to walk more freely as a result of electrical stimulation to their spines. A quarter of patients have difficulty walking as the disease… Read More »

HMS researchers design algorithm that ID’s DNA defects, making more cancers treatable

Medications known as PARP inhibitors have emerged as a promising therapy for several forms of cancer fueled by a defect in the cells’ DNA repair machinery. Yet many people with cancers caused by the defect, known as HR deficiency, who stand to benefit from PARP inhibitors remain unidentified because standard genetic panels used in the… Read More »

New Study Says Breast Cancer Is 11 Different Diseases, Allowing Researchers To Predict Relapse

A new study has identified that breast cancer can be several genetically distinct diseases, each with a different risk of coming back after treatment. Photo credit: Getty.Getty New research published in the journal Nature shows that breast cancer is 11 genetically distinct diseases, and each has a different prognosis and chance of coming back after treatment. “Treatments… Read More »