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Scientists suggest the nerve-wasting disease ALS develops when a gene mutation impairs a protein called FUS that transports materials essential for nerve cells to thrive.
A new study finds that p62 - a host cell molecule - could be the key to triggering the appropriate immune response required from an effective vaccine for Toxoplasma in humans.
Experiments on mice have shown that blood-brain barrier deterioration is decreased in those that do aerobic exercise, and activity slows depletion of Apoe, a risk for Alzheimer's.
Respiratory syncytial virus is a viral infection that affects the lungs and respiratory tract. Learn about how respiratory syncytial virus can be diagnosed, treated and prevented.
A new study has identified a number of reproductive factors - such as giving birth between the ages of 26-30 and breastfeeding - that may reduce a woman's risk for early death.
The use of macrolide antibiotics during pregnancy has been linked to a number of birth defects. This large-scale study hopes to put expectant mothers' concerns to bed.
Aspirin is often hailed the 'wonder drug' due to its many potential health benefits. We take a look at these benefits, as well as the risks associated with the widely used drug.
Sleep disturbance and Alzheimer's are connected; a new study shows that sleep disruption can contribute to memory and learning loss.
After analyzing over 100 samples of commercial coffee, researchers have found the presence of mycotoxins at levels above those that are legally allowed.
In antigen-based vaccines, a stronger immune response occurs when the accompanying adjuvant booster molecules have a particular chemical and spatial arrangement, a new study shows.
Extrapolating the excess pollution allowed by the Volkswagen emissions cheat and the health risk factors it impacts across the US, it will cause 60 premature deaths, study says.
As the face of heroin abuse changes over the decades, drug users addicted to prescription painkillers are now more likely than ever to also abuse heroin.
Older women who complain of memory issues are more likely to be diagnosed with cognitive impairment nearly 20 years later, a new study suggests.
Two studies have shown that statins may reduce the effectiveness of flu vaccine, a finding which will particularly affect people aged over 65.
Singing to babies may keep them calm much longer than talking to them, even if you do use baby talk, according to the findings of a new study.
A study finds that married people have 40% higher chance of a good outcome following cardiac surgery than those who are widowed, divorced or never married.
Watching TV for 3-4 hours per day increases risks of dying from eight major causes of death, making TV viewing a more important target for public health intervention.
A new study shows how some drivers with glaucoma safely passed a driving test by increasing visual scanning to compensate for loss of visual field.
New research suggests a reason many alcohol drinkers are also smokers is because nicotine suppresses the sleep-inducing effects of alcohol via a wake-promoting brain region.
Adding synthetic fat molecules to the seasonal flu vaccine can activate both innate and adaptive immunity, making the vaccine much more effective, a new study suggests.