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Infectious Disease & Neurodegeneration

A nationwide case control study done in Sweden links how hospital related infections (nosocomial infections) in early life can be related to a higher risk of neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s Disease (PD) & Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Neurodegeneration data analysis Out of almost 12 million individuals, 300k people developed AD, 100k had Parkinson’s […]

New Drug on the Verge of Becoming First Treatment for Fragile X Syndrome

The University at Buffalo in collaboration with Tetra Therapeutics took a major step in the discovery of a new drug offering first-class treatment for Fragile X Syndrome – a leading genetic cause of autism. The drug, BPN14770, was used on adult male patients with Fragile X Syndrome and showed positive results in phase 2 clinical […]

Novel Form of Alzheimer’s Protein in Spinal Fluid Indicating Stage of the Disease

A novel form of Alzheimer’s protein found in the spinal fluid indicates the stage of the Alzheimer’s Disease a person is in and also tracks with tangles of tau protein in the brain. Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis carried out the research, which led to the above results. The thorough […]