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Family history and personal health behind memory’s impairments

Alzheimer's disease (or "AD"), the leading cause of dementia, is a progressive brain disorder that causes problems with memory and thinking. More than five million patients in the United States are currently diagnosed with AD. The goal of our research is to help each person... click to read more

  • Joshua Talboom | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Neurogenomics, Phoenix, AZ, USA
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jan 24, 2020
'Take a deep breath in': a new treatment for congenital lung disease

Diseases that affect young children and babies with no apparent cure are devastating to witness or even hear. One such group of diseases known as Children’s Interstitial and Diffuse Lung Disease (cHILD) has many symptoms associated with difficulty in breathing and a reduced ability of... click to read more

  • Vanessa Xavier | PhD student at Department of Cell Biology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Dec 20, 2019
A special delivery for malaria-transmitting mosquitoes

Infected female Anopheles mosquitoes deliver malaria parasites to hundreds of millions of people worldwide, killing nearly half a million people every year. In the past two decades, we have successfully decreased the global malaria burden by half thanks to chemical insecticides, which are sprayed in... click to read more

  • Etienne Bilgo | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé/Centre Muraz, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
  • Brian Lovett | PhD student at Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, Maryland, USA
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Dec 18, 2019
Sleep or die: how good sleep decreases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Various temptations surround our modern life. If you like digital gadgets, you may quickly lose track of time by watching series on Netflix or chatting with friends on Facebook. Then, you may continue using your phone in bed and fall asleep later than expected. But,... click to read more

  • Akira Ohkubo | PhD student at Department of Cell Biology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Views 572
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Oct 23, 2019
High-temperature tea and esophageal cancer

Billions of people start their day by drinking hot beverages, such as tea, coffee, or mate (a commonly used infusion in South America), and many enjoy drinking them throughout the day as well. However, drinking very hot beverages might not be entirely safe, as earlier studies... click to read more

  • Farhad Islami | Scientific Director at Surveillance and Health Services Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, United States; Digestive Oncology Research Center, Digestive Diseases Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Farin Kamangar | Professor at Department of Biology, School of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, Morgan State University, Baltimore, USA; Digestive Oncology Research Center, Digestive Diseases Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Reza Malekzadeh | Professor at Digestive Oncology Research Center, Digestive Disease Research Center, Liver and Pancreatobiliary Diseases Research Center, Digestive Diseases Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Views 859
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Oct 1, 2019