Abnormal Development of Brain’s Visual System May Contribute to Autism A research team, led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine, has identified abnormalities in the development of the brain’s visual system in infants that may predispose them
Scientists Develop 'Off the Shelf' Engineered Stem Cells to Treat Aggressive Brain Cancer Glioblastomas (GBMs) are highly aggressive cancerous tumors of the brain and spinal cord. Brain cancers like GBM are challenging to treat because many cancer therapeutics cannot pass through the blood-brain barrier, and more than 90 percent of
Nanoparticles Are the Future of Medicine – Researchers Are Experimenting With New Ways to Design Tiny Particle Treatments for Cancer
Nanoparticles Are the Future of Medicine – Researchers Are Experimenting With New Ways to Design Tiny Particle Treatments for Cancer When you hear the word “nanomedicine,” it might call to mind scenarios like those in the 1966 movie “Fantastic Voyage.” The film portrays a medical team shrunken down to ride
Parkinson’s: Promising Stem Cell Treatment Reverses Symptoms in Rodents A progressive neurodegenerative disorder, PD damages or destroys neurons located in the midbrain. These neurons produce dopamine, a neurotransmitter that plays a role in movement. This lack of dopamine causes PD symptoms which include tremors, stiffness, and impaired balance and coordination.
Gastrointestinal Issues Linked With Anxiety, Social Withdrawal for Kids With Autism Children with autism spectrum disorder tend to experience gastrointestinal issues, such as constipation and stomach pain, at a higher rate than their neurotypical peers. Some also experience other internalizing symptoms at the same time, including stress, anxiety, depression and
Research Connecting Noise, Hearing Loss and Migraines Does everything seem extraordinarily loud? It could be a migraine settling in. The connection between migraines and the auditory system has often been overlooked. But new research at Missouri State University is making a big bang. Read more...
Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome in Mice Treated with Novel Class of Compounds A study in mice — led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis — shows that a new class of compounds the scientists developed can improve multiple aspects of metabolic syndrome. An increasingly common group
Stimulating Spinal Cord Helps Paralyzed People to Walk Again Three people once paralysed by complete spinal-cord injuries can walk, swim, work the pedals of a bicycle and even paddle canoes, thanks to an implant that stimulates neurons in their spinal cords. Read more...
Researchers Label Early CAR-T Therapy Patient ‘Cured’ After Living a Decade Without Cancer In 2010, Doug Olson became the second person in the world to receive CAR-T cell therapy, an experimental tactic to engineer his own immune cells to fight cancer. His doctors had tempered expectations for how well it
Biden Relaunches 'Cancer Moonshot' Initiative Aimed at Halving Rate of Cancer Deaths by 2047 President Joe Biden on Wednesday relaunched the White House's "Cancer Moonshot" initiative, committing the nation to working toward reducing the death rate from cancer by at least 50% over the next 25 years. Read more...