Potential Asthma Treatment Breakthrough

Over 300 million asthma victims worldwide are given hope that if the study is proven effective, it will potentially cure asthma and bring an end to the daily burden of coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and tightness in the chest. A study led by Cardiff University in the United Kingdom revealed that the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) is an integral role in causing the airway disease. The study uncovered the...

Infants Can Think Before They Can Speak

To differentiate and associate the similarities among objects, events, or ideas sets man apart from the other living things in the biosphere. According to Alissa Ferry, a lead author in Northwestern University “The key to human intelligence is present very early in human development and that language skills are not necessary for learning abstract relations.” Infants are often described as a “sponge” because they...

Blood Test Could Pick Up Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

A joint research conducted by Kings College London and the Medical Research Council found that the first sign of Alzheimer’s disease can be detected a decade before symptoms develop. By using a simple blood test, the research show that the blood level of a protein called MAPKAPK5 was lower in individuals whose cognitive ability declined over a ten year period. A sample from 100 volunteers (sets of twins) was...

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Electrical Nerve Stimulation Can Reverse Spinal Cord Injury Nerve Damage

A new study in Journal of Neurophysiology reports that maintenance of peripheral nerve function in the early phases of spinal cord injury (SCI) may improve long-term rehabilitation outcomes and the responsiveness of motor axons to the future regenerative therapies. The accumulating evidence that SCI related accidents are being managed through better emergency care and therapy, but researchers from Neuroscience...

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