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Fighting cardiovascular disease worldwide

One in three people die from cardiovascular disease (CVD), seventeen million every year.



Joint disease: biomarkers might provide new approach

Dagmar Kasper and Laszlo B Tankó look at developments in immunoassays.



Blood biomarkers discovered for Alzheimer's disease

PerkinElmer Inc and Predictive Diagnostics Inc, a subsidiary of Large Scale Biology Corporation, have found a series of biomarkers that appear to differ in persons with Alzheimer's Disease compared with persons without cognitive impairment, using a simple blood test.



Historical crop samples link changes in wheat disease

Scientists at the UK's Rothamsted Research in Harpenden and the University of Reading have been able to recover DNA from crop diseases on wheat samples stored as part of a Victorian field experiment.



novel compound for cycle cell disease

Structural Bioinformatics Inc(SBI) has developed a non-covalent small-molecule compound that inhibits the polymerisation of sickle cell disease-related hemoglobin in laboratory tests.



Distinguished team leads way on gluten-related disease

A specialist centre which aims to better understand unpredictable signs and symptoms of a common gut disorder has been established in Sheffield.



Overlooked ugly cholesterol causes heart disease

The risk of ischemic heart disease - the leading cause of death worldwide - is three times higher in persons with high levels of the so-called 'ugly' cholesterol. This is the finding of a new study of 73,000 Danes, which is shedding light on a long debate on this topic.



Manipulating the Schmallenberg virus genome to understand how it causes disease

Scottish researchers have developed methods to synthesize and change the genome of a recently discovered virus, in a bid to understand how it induces disease among livestock such as cattle, sheep and goats.



Discovery of molecular pathway of Alzheimer's disease reveals new drug targets

The discovery of the molecular pathway that drives the changes seen in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients is reported today, revealing new targets for drug discovery that could be exploited to combat the disease.



New treatment of gastrointestinal disease

The intestine is the largest organ in the human body and fulfills vital functions in the breakdown and utilisation of food. If for some reason the gut doesn’t function quite as it should, it can have unpleasant, even life-threatening consequences for its owner. Ovesco Endoscopy AG has created a solution.



Scientists identify mechanisms in kidney disease that trigger heart attacks and strokes

Up to 15% of the population in the UK are affected by kidney disease. While a small number of individuals will develop kidney failure, a far greater number will develop circulatory diseases such as heart attacks and strokes. New research has identified the underlying mechanisms that can contribute to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.



Eating flavonoids protects men against Parkinson’s disease

Men who eat flavonoid-rich foods such as berries, tea, apples and red wine significantly reduce their risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, according to new research by Harvard University and the University of East Anglia (UEA).



Blood cell breakthrough could help treat heart disease

Scientists at the University of Reading have made a groundbreaking discovery into the way blood clots are formed, potentially leading to the development of new drugs to treat one of the world’s biggest killer illness.



New ways to treat debilitating brittle bone disease

Scientists at the University of Sheffield have discovered new ways to help detect and treat the debilitating brittle bone disease osteoporosis.



Increased risk of cardiovascular disease for relatives of cancer patients

A current study shows that the risk for coronary heart disease and stroke increases by almost thirty per cent in a person whose partner has cancer. The cause is probably the negative stress to which the cancer patient’s relative is exposed.



Using 3D imaging to improve the lives of lung disease patients

Pioneering research at the University of Southampton, using hi-tech 3D imaging, could improve the lives of those suffering from chronic lung disease.



New wheat disease dangers

Both plant and human diseases that can travel with the wind have the potential to spread far more rapidly than has been understood, according to a new study.



Tracing development of Parkinson's disease

While finding a biomarker for Parkinson's disease remains an elusive goal, researchers have shown that a non-invasive brain scanning technique offers promise.



Iron is involved in prion disease

Imbalance of iron homeostasis is a common feature of prion disease-affected human, mouse, and hamster brains, according to a recent study.



Gene variants influence Hodgkin disease

A recent study indicates that differences in genes that repair DNA should be further investigated to better understand individuals' susceptibility to Hodgkin disease.



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