Category Archives: Health

New Blood Test Could Detect People at Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease

There is as yet no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. It is often argued that progress in drug research has been hampered by the fact that the disease can only be…

New Genetic Mutation Linked to ALS

Kinesin family member 5A (KIF5A), a gene previously linked to two rare neurodegenerative disorders, has been definitively connected to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) by an international team from several of…

Top tomatoes thanks to Mars missions

Next time you eat a tomato or sweet pepper, take a closer look, because there’s a good chance that its healthy appearance is thanks to one of US President Barack…

New compound could improve stroke patient recovery

A new compound shows promise for improving motor function recovery for stroke patients in combination with rehabilitation therapy. Human clinical trials for a new drug are underway. A team of…

Potential Biomarkers in Animals Could Signal Ebola Infection Before Symptoms Appear

Scientists have identified potential biomarkers in nonhuman primates exposed to Ebola virus (EBOV) that appeared up to four days before the onset of fever, according to research published today in…

Exploring the Vast Potential of Non-Edible Seed Oils

Researchers at University of Malaya, Malaysia, have unveiled the various potential of regionally available non-edible oil-bearing plants.