Discovery could help slow down progression of Parkinson’s disease

A collaboration between scientists at Rutgers University and Scripps Research led to the discovery of a small molecule that may slow down or stop the progression of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s, which affects 1 million people in the United States and over 10 million worldwide according to the Parkinson’s Foundation, is a neurodegenerative disorder with no cure. Symptoms develop slowly over […]

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Company blamed for opioid crisis 'cynical' for selling overdose cure

Pharmaceutical empire behind addictive painkiller OxyContin blamed for US opioid crisis is slammed for selling its overdose cure around the world The Sackler family makes millions selling prescription painkillers in the US Their company Purdue Pharma makes the high-strength opioid OxyContin Affiliated companies sell the OxyContin overdose antidote around the world  Experts said it is ‘deeply cynical’ for the companies […]

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Stopping cholera and saving lives

Daniele Lantagne is dedicated to combating infectious diseases, such as diarrhea, cholera, and Ebola. At the School of Engineering’s Environmental Sustainability Lab, her approach encompasses laboratory, field, and policy implementation-based research. Lantagne, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, and her team focus on reducing diarrheal diseases, the second most common cause of death among children worldwide through improved […]

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Killer coronavirus could be spread through the EYES

Killer coronavirus could be spread through the EYES: Chinese doctor says he caught the SARS-like infection because he wasn’t wearing protective goggles Chinese doctor Wang Guangfa fears he may have contracted SARS-like infection Leading experts said possible to enter eyes if infected patient touches their eye Coronavirus has killed 26 patients and infected more than 900 in three weeks The […]

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Research breakthrough raises hopes of cure for motor neurone disease

Motor neurone disease breakthrough as scientists identify cells thought to cause the cruel condition that killed renowned physicist Professor Stephen Hawking MND causes signals from motor neurone cells in the brain and spinal cord to fail  Motor neurones control crucial muscle activity, such as walking and talking  Researchers have found another type of brain cell could play a role in […]

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HIMSS20 priorities for Siemens: interoperability, decision support, patient engagement

Siemens Healthcare will have a major presence at HIMSS20 in March. The vendor of healthcare information technology advises conference and exhibition attendees to watch out for information and technologies on three specific trends: interoperability, clinical decision support and patient engagement. “Of importance to members of HIMSS and attendees of HIMSS 2020 is to realize the full health potential of every […]

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