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Study proves drug success for the treatment of severe dementia

A drug commonly used to treat mild to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) can have positive benefits for patients in the later stages of dementia, research has found.



Phase II proof of concept study for novel cardioprotective compound

European study being performed as part of Trophos-led, EU funded MitoCare project



Gene study sheds new light on origins of British men

More than 100 million European men have a set of genes called R-M269, including about three-quarters of British men



Completion of proof of concept study for heart attack

Animal study demonstrates midkine treatment reduces heart muscle death by 27 per cent following heart attack



Study links vitamin D to lung cancer survival

Study finds an enzyme that plays a role in metabolizing vitamin D can predict lung cancer surviva



Phase 1 exposure escalation safety study with PMX-30063 antibiotic

In vitro study with PMX-30063 shows activity against NDM-1 drug-resistant bacteria



Brain function linked to birth size in new study

First evidence linking brain function variations between the left and right sides of the brain to size at birth and the weight of the placenta



Study aims to cut heart attack risk

Scientists seeking volunteers for a study they hope could lead to the development of ‘functional foods’ to help cut the risk of cardiovascular diseases



Study evaluates prostate screening for higher-risk men

A new study will determine whether existing genetic tests and family history profiling can be used to find men at higher risk of prostate cancer, so they can be targeted for screening



Study backs screening men at higher genetic risk of prostate cancer

Men at higher risk of prostate cancer due to genetic changes may benefit from regular screening, according to preliminary results from the first multinational study



Health study is first to ask patients about sharing their data

People want to be informed and asked for consent before deciding whether to let researchers share their genetic information



Viral protein structure study offers HIV hope

The UK's National Physical Laboratory is involved in a collaborative project that is helping to further the understanding of HIV viral protein structure which could lead to new molecular medicines.



Tools to Study Genomic Instability

AMSBIO has announced a new second generation PARP in vivo Pharmacodynamic Assay that accurately measures net poly (ADP-ribose) levels in cellular extracts and has been used to document differences in PAR levels in human tumour lysates from a variety of tissues, organs and xenografts.



Study debunks myths about Amazon rain forests

A new NASA-funded study has concluded that Amazon rain forests were remarkably unaffected in the face of once-in-a-century drought in 2005, neither dying nor thriving, contrary to a previously published report and claims.



New genome sequence will aid study of crops

A global initiative has successfully sequenced the genome of the wild grass Brachypodium distachyon, which will serve as a model to speed research on improved varieties of wheat, oats and barley.



Study prompts calls for Europe-wide salt legislation

A researcher said the annual health cost savings outlined in the study would be likely to prove a persuasive argument for both the EU and individual European governments.



Brain study offers insight into autism

Scientists are a step closer to understanding how abnormalities in brain development might lead to autism and behavioural disorders.



Largest gene study of childhood IBD

International research team has identified five new gene regions of childhood-onset inflammatory bowel disease, including one involved in a biological pathway that helps drive the painful inflammation.



Study sheds light on evolution

Research shows that human beings are biologically complex because of the way humans evolved to cope with redundancies arising from duplicate genes.



Using Synthetic Evolution to Study the Brain

The human brain has evolved over millions of years to become a vast network of billions of neurons and synaptic connections. Understanding it is one of humankind’s greatest pursuits.



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