Publication

Stem-cell therapy puts the brakes on MS

2850 1900 Peter Stevenson, PhD

New data reveal the power of stem-cell transplantation in slowing or even halting disease progression in patients with RRMS, thereby reinvigorating further exploration of cellular treatments in MS. The findings…

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‘Leaky’ blood vessels linked to Alzheimer’s

3500 2333 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Leaky blood vessels in the brain appear to be a driver of cognitive dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease, a new study reports. The research, published in Nature Medicine, followed 161 older…

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Gene therapy shows promise in Parkinson’s disease

2100 1400 Mea Holm, PhD

Interim results from a Phase Ib trial show that gene therapy may reduce the need for medication in patients with Parkinson’s disease refractory to levodopa. The investigational therapy is designed…

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New molecule could halt neural damage in Parkinson’s disease

2967 1980 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Researchers may have found a way to halt, and even reverse, the neural damage associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD) using a novel molecule that targets a key cause of nerve…

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Restoring “conductor” cells in the orchestra of schizophrenia

2850 1900 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Key symptoms of schizophrenia, including hallucinations, hyperactivity and impaired memory, could be caused by desynchronised cells in the brain, recent research published in Nature Neuroscience has revealed. The authors investigated…

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Autism blood test could be just around the corner

2846 1900 Peter Stevenson, PhD

A link between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the dysregulation of amino acids has been identified, thereby promoting more evidence for the use of metabolic testing for earlier identification and…

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Sex hormones and their impact on migraines

2663 1800 Peter Stevenson, PhD

New understanding of the causation of migraines has led experts one step closer to identifying why females are 2–3 times more susceptible to migraines than males. A review from the…

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Spider venom could bite back at severe epilepsy

2700 1800 Peter Stevenson, PhD

A peptide found in spider venom could be crucial in combatting one of the most severe forms epilepsy, Dravet syndrome, researchers from Australia’s most extensive venom laboratory have reported.  …

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Breath test could detect early stage Parkinson’s

1920 1080 Peter Stevenson, PhD

A simple breath test for detection of early-stage Parkinson’s disease (PD) could one day be an effective, portable diagnostic tool – even outside the clinic – according to new research.…

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Opticians could keep a closer eye on dementia

2704 1800 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Routine retinal tests performed by opticians could help to identify those at risk of developing dementia, a new study reports. The scans – normally used to evaluate the integrity of…

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