Tag Archives: Disease

Medical News Today: Scientists confirm the role of 'molecular switch' in Parkinson's disease

Scientists have confirmed that a protective cell mechanism can be disrupted in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease. The mechanism protects cells against damage caused by faulty mitochondria, the small power units that produce cells’ energy. Researchers confirm that in Parkinson’s, a faulty molecular switch triggers the degeneration of neurons. In the past week,… Read More »

Why air travel makes deadly disease pandemics less likely

Globetrotting might have made pandemics less likelyZhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images By Clare Wilson It’s what keeps microbiologists awake at night: when the next deadly disease breaks out, modern air travel means it will be halfway round the world before we even notice. Or does it? Mass air travel might instead mean some bad outbreaks… Read More »

Rare disease analytics platform Raremark raises $3.9M

This morning London-based data platform Raremark announced that it landed $ 3.9 million (£3 million) in a funding round led by AlbionVC and Ananda Ventures, with participation from Oltre Ventures and Cass Entrepreneurship Fund. The platform, which focuses on rare diseases, plans on using the new money to build a patient engagement and data analysis… Read More »