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Celiac disease: A wriggly solution to a first-world problem

Celiac disease: A wriggly solution to a first-world problem

Australian researchers have achieved groundbreaking results in a clinical trial using hookworms to reduce the symptoms of celiac disease. Continue reading

Celiac disease: A wriggly solution to a first-world problem

Celiac disease: A wriggly solution to a first-world problem

Australian researchers have achieved groundbreaking results in a clinical trial using hookworms to reduce the symptoms of celiac disease. The results are also good news for sufferers of other inflammatory conditions such as asthma and Crohn’s disease Continue reading

Autoimmune diseases, chronic inflammations: Advancing research

Autoimmune diseases, chronic inflammations: Advancing research

The immune system functions as the body’s police force, protecting it from intruders like bacteria and viruses. However, in order to ascertain what is happening in the cell it requires information on the foreign invaders Continue reading

Autoimmune diseases, chronic inflammations: Advancing research

Autoimmune diseases, chronic inflammations: Advancing research

The immune system functions as the body’s police force, protecting it from intruders like bacteria and viruses. However, in order to ascertain what is happening in the cell it requires information on the foreign invaders. This task is assumed by so-called immunoproteasomes Continue reading

Autoimmune diseases, chronic inflammations: Advancing research

Autoimmune diseases, chronic inflammations: Advancing research

The immune system functions as the body’s police force, protecting it from intruders like bacteria and viruses. However, in order to ascertain what is happening in the cell it requires information on the foreign invaders Continue reading

Simple blood test could be used as tool for early cancer diagnosis

Simple blood test could be used as tool for early cancer diagnosis

Hypercalcaemia is the most common metabolic disorder associated with cancer, occurring in 10 to 20 per cent of people with cancer. While its connection to cancer is well known, this study has, for the first time, shown that often it can predate the diagnosis of cancer in primary care. A simple blood test could identify those with hypercalcaemia, prompting doctors to investigate further. Continue reading

Simple blood test could be used as tool for early cancer diagnosis

Simple blood test could be used as tool for early cancer diagnosis

Hypercalcaemia is the most common metabolic disorder associated with cancer, occurring in 10 to 20 per cent of people with cancer. While its connection to cancer is well known, this study has, for the first time, shown that often it can predate the diagnosis of cancer in primary care. Continue reading

Dengue fever, malaria in the Himalayas

Dengue fever, malaria in the Himalayas

Research by Nepalese and German scientists from the Nepal Health Research Council, Goethe University and the LOEWE Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre analyzes the current situation of these diseases in the Himalayan country of Nepal and highlights how they profit from climate change and globalization. Dengue fever: high risk, little knowledge Although the first case of dengue fever in Nepal was only reported in 2004, the country was shaken by an epidemic already in 2010 Continue reading

Alzheimer’s patients can still feel emotion long after memories have vanished

Alzheimer’s patients can still feel emotion long after memories have vanished

A new University of Iowa study further supports an inescapable message: caregivers have a profound influence — good or bad — on the emotional state of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading

Alcohol consumption influenced by genes, research shows

Alcohol consumption influenced by genes, research shows

How people perceive and taste alcohol depends on genetic factors, and that influences whether they “like” and consume alcoholic beverages, according to researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. Continue reading