Pioneering zebrafish research provides breakthrough in the development of new treatments for epilepsy

The prospect of developing new treatments for epilepsy sufferers has been given a boost by a pioneering discovery at a leading international centre of research into human disease in the University of Sheffield.

Testing treatments in a virtual world

Imagine if your GP or consultant were able to show you, through a computerised model of yourself, the effects of potential treatments on your body.

Initiative hopes to expedite cell-based treatments for Parkinson’s

Researchers in this field recognised that there was a lack of consistency in previous trials as to when the treatment was administered

Blood clotting finding may lead to new treatments

A key protein that causes the blood to clot is produced by blood vessels in the lungs and not just the liver, according to new research published.

Fine-tuning treatments for depression

New research clarifies how neurotransmitters like norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine, are regulated – a finding that may help fine-tune therapies for depression.

Weighing costs, benefits of HIV treatments

Prevention versus treatment? Cost versus efficacy? So go two of the dilemmas looming over researchers in the race to fight HIV and other infectious diseases in the developing world - especially among women and their young children

Medical news: Improving inflammatory disease treatments

Researchers completed the first comprehensive analysis of bioactive lipids in an inflammatory response triggered by the Lyme disease agent, Borrelia burgdorferi.

Biotechnology-driven therapies boost innovative treatments

Across Europe, biotechnology is driving advances in new therapies. Sean Ottewell outlines three of the latest innovations to tackle human serum albumin (HSA), hereditary neuralgic amyotrophy (HNA), and Alzheimer’s disease.

Scientists identify molecular system that could help develop potential treatments for conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists have identified the molecular system that contributes to the harmful inflammatory reaction in the brain during neurodegenerative diseases.

New component of cannabis discovery could lead to better treatments for epilepsy

Scientists at the University of Reading have demonstrated for the first time that a previously unstudied chemical in cannabis could lead to more effective treatments for people with epilepsy.

Scientists decode TREX which could see new treatments for cancer realised

Decoded process could hold the key to future treatments for a wide range of chronic health problems including Motor Neuron Disease, myotonic dystrophy and a wide range of cancers, University of Sheffield scientists have revealed.

Improving treatments for cervical cancer

Pretreatment MRI and PET/CT for cervical cancer may direct more women to optimal therapy choices and spare many women potential long-term morbidity and complications of trimodality therapy.





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