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Sickle Cell Disorder

Sickle Cell Disorder (SCD) is an inherited blood disorder that has no widely available cure. Nottingham University’s engineering and clinical teams have worked with a SCD patient group through the Sickle Cell Society to develop an imaging device that monitors the movement of red blood cells under the tongue.



Gene responsible for severe osteoporosis disorder discovered

Study gives vital insight into possible causes of and highlights the gene as a potential target for treating the condition



Antibiotic treatment effective for most common gastrointestinal disorder in US, research shows

University of Michigan researcher among those who found drug therapy provides continuing relief for Irritable Bowel Syndrome for up to 10 weeks



Autism a brain connectivity disorder

Research suggests that autism spectrum disorders, which affect 25 to 50 percent of TSC patients, result from a miswiring of connections in the developing brain, leading to improper information flow.



Young adults may outgrow bipolar disorder

Researchers have found evidence that nearly half of those diagnosed with bipolar disorder between the ages of 18 and 25 may outgrow the disorder by the time they reach 30.



Genetics: Missing protein leads to brain disorder

Researchers have successfully used protease inhibitors to restore to normal levels a key protein involved in early brain development.



Medical news: Detecting prolonged grief disorder

Identification of criteria for the detection of prolonged grief disorder appear able to identify bereaved persons at heightened risk for enduring distress and dysfunction.



Biotechnology explains human immune disorder

Researchers report that a new finding about the Notch signaling pathway in sensory organ precursor cells in the fruit fly could explain the mystery behind an immunological disorder called Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome.



Vaccine slows progression of skeletal muscle disorder

A potential vaccine for Alzheimer's disease also has been shown in mice to slow the weakening of muscles associated with inclusion body myositis, a disorder that affects the elderly.



Treatment of neurodegenerative disorder

Scientists use cell culture findings to show that a form of the gene RCAN1, known as RCAN1-1L, is dramatically decreased in human brains affected by Huntington disease.



Key to REM disorder

There is new promise on the horizon for those who suffer from REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder (RBD) according to researchers.



Skeletal muscle disorder

A new UC Irvine study finds that lithium chloride can slow the development of inclusion body myositis, a skeletal muscle disease that affects the elderly.



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