Research Reveals Another Possible Epstein-Barr Virus Link to MS

Research Reveals Another Possible Epstein-Barr Virus Link to MS Over the years, many studies have looked at a possible EBV-MS connection. One of the latest was published earlier this year, with researchers reporting that the interaction between certain genes and the virus is “consistent with an EBV susceptibility signature contributing to

Detecting Pancreatic Cancer at Treatable Stages

Detecting Pancreatic Cancer at Treatable Stages Pancreatic cancer is rarely detected at its early stages because symptoms often do not present themselves until after the cancer has progressed. By then, invasive procedures such as surgery, chemotherapy or radiation are often needed to treat the cancer. Now, researchers at the University

African American Children with Autism Experience Long Delays in Diagnosis

African American Children with Autism Experience Long Delays in Diagnosis Diagnosing autism in children as early as possible is essential to improving their language, social and cognitive skills. But often the diagnosis is made relatively late — even after some children begin elementary school. In the United States, diagnostic delays

Gene Therapy Could Offer an Inclusive Cure for Cystic Fibrosis

Gene Therapy Could Offer an Inclusive Cure for Cystic Fibrosis When Katie Brady’s son was born, everything seemed normal. The hospital staff pricked his heel to get blood for a routine newborn screening test, and she and her husband waited for the result without much concern. The couple had three

Alzheimer’s Protein in Blood Indicates Early Brain Changes

Alzheimer’s Protein in Blood Indicates Early Brain Changes Two decades or more before symptoms arise, plaques of a sticky protein called amyloid begin forming in the brains of people later diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that levels of a

Putting ‘Super’ in Natural Killer Cells

Putting ‘Super’ in Natural Killer Cells Deleting an inhibitory gene in natural killer cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells is found to boost their anti-tumor activity and persistence; researchers now seek to develop a clinical therapy. Read more...