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Identifying optimal blood tests for the development of new Alzheimer’s therapies

A new study has identified which blood tests are best at detecting Alzheimer’s disease during the earliest stages, and another blood test that is optimal for detecting relevant treatment effects. These findings will speed up the development of new therapies that can slow down the disease progression. The Swedish study lead by Professor Oskar Hanssson, […]

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Prostate cancer testing in Sweden a study on cost and effectiveness

Prostate cancer constitutes an essential public health issue, as it is a major cause of male deaths. Early detection through an organized testing program with the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test and systematic biopsy is not in place in most countries due to the risk of over-diagnosis and over-treatment of low-risk cancers. Now there are two […]

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Early life experiences can have long-lasting impact on genes

Early life experiences can impact the activity of our genes much later on and even affect longevity, finds a new study in fruit flies led by UCL researchers. In the study published in Nature Aging, the scientists report that gene expression ‘memory’ can persist across the lifespan, and may present a novel target for improving […]

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Finding molecular secrets hidden in premature aging diseases and cancer using AI

New research published in Cell Death & Disease covers the first batch of results from collaborative work directed to perform multi-omics-based analyses in the context of age-related diseases using an AI-driven target and drug discovery pipeline. The findings were developed by Insilico Medicine, a clinical-stage end-to-end artificial intelligence (AI)-driven drug discovery company, with support from […]

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Residue from rinse agents used in commercial dishwashers found to destroy protective layer in gut

Residue from rinse agents is left behind on dishes after they are cleaned in professional-grade dishwashers. This damages the natural protective layer in the gut and can contribute to the onset of chronic diseases, as demonstrated by researchers working with organoids at the Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research. Whether it’s at a restaurant, […]

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How gravity may cause irritable bowel syndrome

A new theory suggests irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), the most common gastrointestinal disorder, may be caused by gravity. Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, director of Health Services Research at Cedars-Sinai and author of the hypothesis, explains that IBS—and many other conditions—could result from the body’s inability to manage gravity. “As long as there’s been life on […]