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A major breakthrough in the understanding and potential treatment of Huntington's disease has been made by scientists at the University of Leeds.
20-hospital study calls for testing hospital water supplies for bacteria associated with Legionnaires' disease.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will conduct studies to evaluate cethromycin, the late-stage antibiotic, as a treatment for anthrax and other high-priority biodefense agents.
Medical Services International's distributor in Hong Kong will begin retailing its VScan Hepatitis B and C test kits in Hong Kong and surrounding areas.
Two human cases of West Nile virus encephalitis/fever have been confirmed in Bay County residents, and there is a heightened concern that additional residents may become ill.
Bristol-Myers Squibb's hepatitis B drug entecavir might increase the likelihood of developing resistance to antiretroviral drugs among people coinfected with HIV.
The nanoparticles, thought to be completely nontoxic, could some day be used as a simple, all-purpose diagnostic tool to detect the earliest stages of any disease that involves chronic inflammation - everything from cancer and Alzheimer's to heart disease and arthritis.
A new type of treatment significantly reduces the severity of muscle weakness in myasthenia gravis, giving hope for a new class of drugs to treat neurological disorders.
This discovery helps to appreciate what properties of DNA itself might lead to errors that are not repaired. The finding may help address how and where diseases like cancer arise in the genome.
Studies have shown antioxidants that neutralize this activity and that occur naturally in fruits, vegetables, green tea, garlic and onions can be effective at preventing DNA damage.
Gilead Sciences will co-develop Parion 680, a compound that could become an important new drug in treating the basic defect in cystic fibrosis.
GlaxoSmithKline's experimental human papillomavirus vaccine Cervarix does not accelerate the clearance of HPV among women infected with the virus.
Researchers have reported new insight into the pathology underlying a recently identified neurological disorder that strikes middle-aged adults that is caused by alterations in the same gene that causes fragile X syndrome.
The interplay of two proteins that bind to messenger RNA, a molecule that mediates translation of the information encoded in genes into proteins, triggers the appearance of fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FTAX), a late-life disorder associated with the gene that causes fragile X syndrome in children.
About 61 percent of newly diagnosed Parkinson's disease patients do not receive any drug treatment in the first year of diagnosis.
Mosquitoes need approximately three days of standing, calm water to breed their larva.
The prevalence of HIV infection in Ontario remand facilities was last measured over a decade ago, and no research on the prevalence of HCV infection has been conducted in such facilities.
Missourians urged to take extra precautions to protect themselves against tick bites as the numbers of tick-borne disease cases continue to increase.
Several cases of illnesses associated with swimming and other recreational water activities in lakes have been reported to the North Dakota Department of Health.
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