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
Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence to Improve Efficiency in Kidney Transplant Network Tens of thousands of people are on the kidney transplant waiting list. Less than a third of them will receive a kidney this year, and thousands of kidneys are discarded because matches are not made while the donor kidney
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 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
Team Led by Manchester Scientists Discover a Way to Slow the Growth of Breast Cancer Stem Cells A team of British and American scientists have discovered a way to slow the growth of breast cancer stem cells in the lab. Read more...
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
Implanted Neural Stem Cell Grafts Show Functionality in Spinal Cord Injuries Using stem cells to restore lost functions due to spinal cord injury (SCI) has long been an ambition of scientists and doctors. Nearly 18,000 people in the United States suffer SCIs each year, with another 294,000 persons living with
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
Beams of Light to Treat Diabetes: UMKC Invention Gets Federal Funding Boost The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue work on an important advancement to help treat the tens of millions of people
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...