Novel high-sensitivity detector could aid in early Alzheimer’s diagnosis

A prime suspect in the onset of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases is a normally benign enzyme that is essential to proper development of the nervous system. Under certain conditions, however, its chemical structure changes and it goes rogue, contributing to the neural devastation that accompanies dementia. Researchers around the world Continue Reading

High-energy lasers could be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease in the future

Amyloid fibrils are a type of self-assembled proteins/peptides that take on a stacked sheet-like formation. Amyloid fibril aggregates are known to be a cause of several diseases—including Alzheimer’s—and therefore, it is of immense scientific interest to understand how these aggregates can be broken. Some types of amyloid fibrils also play Continue Reading

High-intensity statin prescriptions after heart attacks vary by geographic region

Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Cardiovascular Disease and School of Public Health have published new research that suggests geographic region is the strongest correlate of high-intensity statin use after a heart attack, leading to large treatment disparities. According to the study, published in JAMA Cardiology, Continue Reading

New antibody treatment provides little relief for high-frequency migraine patients

Credit: Sasha Wolff/Wikipedia An early assessment reveals that a newly approved drug to treat migraines does not seem effective among patients who suffer from high-frequency migraines. The findings will be presented this week during the 61st annual scientific meeting of the American Headache Society in Philadelphia. Clinicians at OHSU in Continue Reading

On the same day that 17 children were murdered in a Florida high school, almost 300 Americans were killed by FDA-approved prescription medications

On the same day that 17 students and staff were killed in a Florida high school shooting, nearly 300 Americans were killed by FDA-approved prescription medications. Yet no one cried a single tear, and the (pharma-funded) news didn’t even mention the tragedy. When children are killed by guns, the news Continue Reading

These are the most high-risk infections and diseases you’ll need to survive in a SHTF breakdown

In a worst-case scenario societal meltdown, would you be prepared for what potentially comes next? Besides just the loss of essential services like water and electricity, think about the rampant spread of disease that would likely ensue. Would you know how to protect yourself against virulent flu mutations, for instance, Continue Reading

High intake of oily fish associated with lower risk of CNS demyelination

A group of scientists revealed that there may be a link between increased consumption of tinned fish and lower risk of multiple sclerosis (MS). The case-control study, published in the Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism, revealed that taking tinned fish more often may lower risk of central nervous system demyelination (FCD). Continue Reading