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Screening test for bone disease

Scientists have discovered three genes linked to the development of Paget's disease, a painful bone condition that affects up to one million people in the UK.



Potential treatment for Gaucher's disease

In findings that advance scientists' understanding of a whole class of inherited disorders, scientists have shed light on a mechanism that enables a potential treatment for Gaucher's disease and other lysosomal storage diseases.



Hope of screening test for bone disease

Scientists have discovered three genes linked to the development of Paget's disease, a painful bone condition that affects up to one million people in the UK.



Seeing disease may trigger immune response

Just seeing someone who looks sick is enough to make your immune system work harder, according to a new study in which volunteers looked at pictures of sick people.



Rapid Chagas disease diagnosis

A reliable and rapid diagnosis is the key in the battle against Chagas disease infection but until now, this has been next to impossible.



Structure of inner-ear protein dictates disease

A team of researchers has discovered how the structure of a vital region of cadherin-23, one of two proteins that join to form each tip link, relates to the hearing process.



Possible key event in Huntington's disease

In a step towards a possible treatment for Huntington's disease, scientists have shown for the first time that the accumulation of a mutated protein may explain damaging cellular behavior in Huntington's disease.



Gold probes help diagnose disease

Tiny chemical sensors implanted into patients could help diagnose disease and track its progress, following a development by scientists.



Vascular disease linked to cancer

Researchers have discovered how a genetic disease known mainly for its life-threatening tumours also can cause sudden death from cardiovascular disease in children, and are mounting a clinical trial to develop treatments for the problem.



Tailored diets for disease prevention

Researchers discussed the possibility of using food to prevent an individual's genes from expressing disease and could change the future of public health and the food and culinary industries.



Fighting Bovine Respiratory Disease

A multi-disciplinary team of scientists and practitioners is riding herd on one of the most challenging concerns of cattle industry: Bovine Respiratory Disease.



Bowel disease link to blood clots

People living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease are known to be at high risk of blood clots when admitted to hospital during a flare-up of their disease.



Cholesterol's link to heart disease gets clearer

By considering molecular-level events on a broader scale, researchers now have a clearer, if more complicated, picture of how one class of immune cells goes wrong when loaded with cholesterol.



Early detection of Alzheimer's disease

Researchers have discovered that two drugs, the benzimidazole derivatives lanzoprazole and astemizole, may be suitable for use as PET radiotracers.



Treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is defined by emphysema and/or chronic bronchitis. It destroys the normal architecture of the lung and inhibits the mechanical aspects of breathing, which prevents necessary gas exchange.



DIY mosquito disease weapon

Emory University researchers believe they have come up with the cheapest, most efficient way yet to monitor adult mosquitoes and the deadly diseases they carry, from malaria to West Nile Virus.



New tool in the fight against mosquito-borne disease

Earlier this year, researchers showed that they could cut the lives of disease-carrying mosquitoes in half by infecting them with a bacterium they took from fruit flies.



New genes for lung disease discovered

Scientists have discovered five genetic variants that are associated with the health of the human lung. The research by an international consortium of 96 scientists from 63 centres in Europe and Australia sheds new light on the molecular basis of lung diseases.



Impact of Alzheimer's disease gene in healthy brains

A study demonstrated that genetic risk is expressed in the brains of even those who are healthy, but carry some risk for Alzheimer's Disease.



Treating heart disease with your own cells

The largest national stem cell study for heart disease showed the first evidence that transplanting a potent form of adult stem cells into the heart muscle of subjects with severe angina results in less pain and an improved ability to walk.



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