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Mechanism of abnormal movements induced by drug treatment of Parkinson’s disease

Many people with Parkinson’s disease develop abnormal movements called L-DOPA induced dyskinesia, a major side effect of long-term medication. The mechanism underlying this side effect has been unknown. In this study, researchers have revealed relation between changes of neuronal activities and dyskinesia. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the common age-related neurological disorder affecting 7-10 million people […]

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Saved… the jaws that are wrecked by radiotherapy

Saved… the jaws that are wrecked by radiotherapy: Patients could be spared risky surgery on fractures by breakthrough drug combo Cancer treatment can lead to issues with blood vessels connected to lower jaw This can trigger infections in the bone and, in extreme cases, jaw fractures But study finds giving patients two common drugs halts […]

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Children’s prenatal growth mostly unaffected by mother’s stress levels

There are many factors influencing fetal growth—genetic, nutritional, environmental, uteroplacental, and fetal factors. In a new doctoral thesis from Karolinska Institutet, the aim was to further the understanding of the consequences of stress and smoking during pregnancy, the causes of intrauterine growth and asthma as well as the consequences of asthma on school performance and […]

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Reading ability severely impaired by schizophrenia

People with schizophrenia are likely to have severely impaired reading ability, a new study has shown. A systematic review by researchers at Brunel University London’s Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN) found that those who have been diagnosed as having schizophrenia are likely to have difficulty recognizing, manipulating and pronouncing individual sounds, and understanding written text. […]

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BioRescue research project exemplifies challenges posed by global pandemic

The BioRescue research project, a program aiming at saving the northern white rhinoceros from extinction, exemplifies the challenges to overcome when conducting research and conservation in an international consortium in times of a global pandemic. COVID-19 hampered communication and travels, prevented or delayed crucial procedures, caused losses in revenues, and by that may have lowered […]