Researchers have identified three regions in the genome where significant genetic differences between the sexes exist. These differences also varied by cancer type. The findings suggest specific genetic tests tailored to the different sexes could help assess cancer risks.
Researchers have successfully created a synthetic version of a human prion, a protein associated with brain wasting diseases like sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The prions may help shed new light on, and provide treatment options, for those with CJD and other prion related diseases.
Researchers have developed a new algorithm that integrates Alzheimer's indicators from MRI measurements to predict patients with the neurodegenerative disease.
Researchers report T cells in Parkinson's disease patients respond to alpha synuclein to a greater degree than those without the disease. The Nature study reports four genetic variations are associated with T cell reactivity to alpha synuclein. More than 50% of Parkinson's patients carry at least one of the gene variants.
Higher levels of critical thinking is associated with lower levels of dogmatism in both the religious and non-religious. Those who are most dogmatic are less likely to be able to look at issues from the perspective of others, a new study reports.
A new prosthetic system allows amputees to feel the same intensity of pressure on their prosthetic hand as they can feel with their natural hand.