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Alzheimer’s disease in mice alleviated: Promising therapeutic approach for humans

Alzheimer’s disease in mice alleviated: Promising therapeutic approach for humans

ScienceDaily (Nov. 25, 2012) — Pathological changes typical of Alzheimer’s disease were significantly reduced in mice by blockade of an immune system transmitter. Continue reading

Autism-like behaviors reversed in mice: New hope for understanding autism

Autism-like behaviors reversed in mice: New hope for understanding autism

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Breakthrough nanoparticle halts multiple sclerosis, offers hope for other immune-related diseases

Breakthrough nanoparticle halts multiple sclerosis, offers hope for other immune-related diseases

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Scientists selectively repress immune system: New treatment to combat autoimmune disease in mouse model

Scientists selectively repress immune system: New treatment to combat autoimmune disease in mouse model

ScienceDaily (Nov. 18, 2012) — In a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have developed innovative technology to selectively inhibit the part of the immune system responsible for attacking myelin — the insulating material that encases nerve fibers and facilitates electrical communication between brain cells. Continue reading

Discovery could lead to faster diagnosis for some chronic fatigue syndrome cases

Discovery could lead to faster diagnosis for some chronic fatigue syndrome cases

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When parasites catch viruses: Viral symbiont of a protozoan parasite increases virulence to human host

When parasites catch viruses: Viral symbiont of a protozoan parasite increases virulence to human host

ScienceDaily (Nov. 7, 2012) — When humans have parasites, the organisms live in our bodies, co-opt our resources and cause disease Continue reading

New drug target found for cystic fibrosis lung disease

New drug target found for cystic fibrosis lung disease

ScienceDaily (Nov. 7, 2012) — Vancouver researchers have discovered the cellular pathway that causes lung-damaging inflammation in cystic fibrosis (CF), and that reducing the pathway’s activity also decreases inflammation. Continue reading

New drug target found for cystic fibrosis lung disease

New drug target found for cystic fibrosis lung disease

ScienceDaily (Nov. 7, 2012) — Vancouver researchers have discovered the cellular pathway that causes lung-damaging inflammation in cystic fibrosis (CF), and that reducing the pathway’s activity also decreases inflammation. Continue reading