Brain discovery explains a great mystery of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

IMAGE: Michael McConnell, PhD, of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, has identified an explanation for the mysterious death of specific brain cells seen in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative… view more  Credit: Dan Addison | University Communications One of the great mysteries of neuroscience may finally have an answer: Scientists at the University of…

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Patented drug therapy for lung condition has been exclusively optioned to Theratome Bio

IMAGE: This is Michael Coleman, president and CEO of Theratome Bio. view more  Credit: Theratome Bio INDIANAPOLIS — A patented Indiana University School of Medicine discovery that uses proteins, lipids and nucleic acids secreted by adult stem cells to treat Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, or ARDS, has been optioned to Theratome Bio, an Indianapolis-based life sciences…

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Study suggests Chilean food regulations are changing food perceptions, norms, behaviors

Food regulations targeted at reducing obesity make a positive impact on those most likely to purchase the family’s food – mothers. A study conducted jointly by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, Diego Portales University, and University of Chile found that Chilean mothers understood and…

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Brain-computer interface, promise of restoring communication discussed at AAAS presentation

Brain-computer interfaces promise to restore communication for individuals with severe speech and physical impairments. Current brain computer interfaces share many features of high-tech, conventional augmentative and alternative communication systems, but via direct brain link. Choosing the “right” brain-computer interface that maximizes reliability of the neural control signal and minimizes fatigue and frustration is critical. Jonathan…

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OSA patients with excessive daytime sleepiness at greatest risk of cardiovascular disease

IMAGE: Excessive daytime sleepiness in OSA patients increases cardiovascular disease risk. view more  Credit: ATS Feb. 15, 2019–Adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who experience excessive sleepiness while awake appear to be at far greater risk for cardiovascular diseases than those without excessive daytime sleepiness, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s…

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