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Novel compound is promising drug candidate for Alzheimer’s disease

A newly identified compound is a promising candidate for inhibiting the production of amyloids, the abnormal proteins that form toxic clumps, called fibrils, inside the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. As published today in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Chemical Communications, the compound—known as “C1″—uses a novel mechanism to efficiently prevent the enzyme gamma-secretase […]

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Lyme disease is caused by bacteria

Lyme disease is caused by four main species of bacteria. Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia mayonii cause Lyme disease in the United States, while Borrelia afzelii and Borrelia garinii are the leading causes in Europe and Asia. The most common tick-borne illness in these regions, Lyme disease is transmitted by the bite of an infected black-legged […]

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Protein progression in Barrett’s Esophagus disease

A study led by Nikhil Reddy, a second-year student at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, has charted a protein’s decline through the progression of Barrett’s esophagus disease. The sickness, typically occurring after long-term acid reflux, is associated with a significant increase in the risk for esophageal cancer later in life. The protein, […]

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The number one killer of women

There are a few things you probably don’t know about heart disease, especially how it affects women.  Heart disease is the number one killer of women, but until recently, as Dr. Karen Latimer explains, cardiac issues were thought to be a men’s health problem. The truth is that more women die from heart disease than men. In fact, […]

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Phage therapy shows promise for alcoholic liver disease

Bacteriophages (phages) are viruses that specifically destroy bacteria. In the early 20th century, researchers experimented with phages as a potential method for treating bacterial infections. But then antibiotics emerged and phages fell out of favor. With the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections, however, researchers have renewed their interest in phage therapy. In limited cases, patients with […]