Research from the School of Medicine suggests how a newly developed gene therapy can treat Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy, and potentially prolong survival for people with the condition.
Removing one type of T cell from donor blood used for stem cell grafts could greatly reduce a serious complication called graft-versus-host disease in patients with leukemia, according to a new study.
First-of-Its-Kind Transplant at the University of Maryland Medical Center Was Patient's Only Option for Survival after Being Deemed Ineligible for Traditional Transplant
Enhanced Nerve Transmission Seen in Older Adults Who Remained Active
A novel detection system, featuring on rapid and non-invasive detection of skin cholesterol, was recently developed by a collaborated team from the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS) and University of Science and Technology of China of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which can be used for long-term lipid management of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs).
In the human brain, the hormone insulin also acts on the most important neurotransmitter for the reward system, dopamine. This was shown by researchers from the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) in Tübingen. Insulin lowers the dopamine level in a specific region of the brain (striatum *) that regulates reward processes and cognitive functions, among other things. This interaction can be an important driver of the brain’s regulation of glucose metabolism and eating behavior. The study has now been published in ‘The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism’.
Findings published this week reveal new insights into the role of fat cells in cognitive decline and neurodegeneration, according to a study that involves the oxidant amplification loop led by Marshall University scientists.