Tag Archives: Against

FDA-approved drug shows promise against ALS in mice

The cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — a disabling neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord and leads to weakened muscles and early death — is not fully understood, but accumulating evidence suggests that inflammatory processes may play a role in the initiation and progression of the condition. In… Read More »

Judge to hear arguments on stopping suits against Sacklers

How much members of the Sackler family should be held accountable for the role their company, Purdue Pharma, played in the nation’s opioid crisis will be at the center of a hearing Friday in federal bankruptcy court. State attorneys general are evenly divided over whether to accept terms offered by Purdue to settle some 2,600… Read More »

Mediterranean Diet Protects Against Type 2 Diabetes

Research shows that a Mediterranean-style diet and diets low in available carbohydrates can offer protection against type 2 diabetes. From a total of 22,295 participants, actively followed up for just over 11 years, 2,330 cases of type 2 diabetes were recorded. To evaluate dietary habits, all individuals completed a list of questions, and the scientists… Read More »

Protein protects against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Researchers propose a possible therapeutic target to treat fatty liver, a disease for which there is currently no treatment. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease describes several liver dysfunctions of varying severity, characterised by the accumulation of fat in hepatic cells and not caused by high alcohol consumption. This disease, one of the most common in developed… Read More »

Improved stem cell approach could aid fight against Parkinson’s

Scientists have taken a key step towards improving an emerging class of treatments for Parkinson’s disease. The advance could markedly improve a next generation of therapies for the condition, which affects around one in 350 people in the UK. It could aid development of the promising treatment-; known as cell replacement therapy -; which was… Read More »

Nearly one billion people in Africa to be protected against yellow fever by 2026

Nearly one billion people will be vaccinated against yellow fever in 27 high-risk African countries by 2026 with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and more than 50 health partners. The commitment is part of the Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE) in Africa strategy, which was launched by… Read More »

How bacteria and breastmilk could be our best allies against allergy and asthma

Credit: University of Manitoba There’s a photo of a bright-eyed baby in a knitted owl toque. Another shows a toddler plunked down between Halloween pumpkins. And then there’s the awkward smiles of the first school portraits. The images posted to the walls of the lab at the Manitoba site of the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal… Read More »

Harvard applauds Nobel-winning efforts against sexual violence

GAZETTE: Why were the cases so complex? VANROOYEN: Most fistulas occur because of obstructed labor, when women have tears that are not repaired or repaired appropriately. That can be the case here. But a lot of them had to do with sexual slavery. Women were abducted and then subjected to very violent forms of sexual abuse, including… Read More »