Tag Archives: disease

E-cigarette use, flavorings may increase heart disease risk, study finds

cells exposed to the e-liquids — or to blood collected from e-cigarette users shortly after vaping — are less viable and exhibit significantly increased levels of molecules implicated in DNA damage and cell death. The cells are also less able to form new vascular tubes and to migrate and participate in wound healing. The severity… Read More »

Virtual Reality Used to Spot Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

May 29th, 2019 Siavash Parkhideh Neurology, Psychiatry Researchers from the University of Cambridge demonstrated the potential for virtual reality (VR) to serve as a diagnostic tool for diagnosing early Alzheimer’s disease more effectively than existing tests. The research is based on findings that the cells in the brain’s internal “global positioning system” of the entorhinal… Read More »

Gene-silencing: ‘New class’ of medicine reverses disease porphyria

Doctors have used a new type of medicine called “gene silencing” to reverse a disease that leaves people in crippling pain. The condition, acute intermittent porphyria, also causes paralysis and is fatal in some cases. The novel approach fine-tunes the genetic instructions locked in our DNA. Doctors say they are “genuinely surprised” how successful it… Read More »