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One of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease is the formation of amyloid plaques–sticky clumps of a protein called amyloid beta–that collect between neurons in the brain. Increasingly, however, attention has turned from these insoluble plaques to soluble forms of amyloid beta that can be taken up into neurons and are highly neurotoxic. A new …

Machine learning, a method of data analysis, could improve disease prediction and bring precision medicine for cystic fibrosis (CF) one step closer to reality, according to researchers at the University of Cambridge, in the U.K., who have developed novel artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to allow for clinical predictions in chronic health conditions such as CF. …

image copyrightGetty Images image captionA number of elephants have been found dead in Zimbabwe in recent weeks (file photo) Wildlife officials in Zimbabwe say they suspect a bacterial disease is responsible for the deaths of more than 30 elephants since late August. The elephants were found lying on their stomachs, which experts say suggests they …

In November 2017, Peter B Scott-Morgan received the news that almost nothing can prepare you for – he was told he had just two years to live. Peter had been diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND). It kills a third of those who have it within a year, rising to a half by the end …

Image copyright Getty Images/AFP Image caption Rats are among the winners from our transformation of nature Turning wild spaces into farmland and cities has created more opportunities for animal diseases to cross into humans, scientists have warned. Our transformation of the natural landscape drives out many wild animals, but favours species more likely to carry …

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – An Air Force invention could be key to reducing the amount of airborne microbes — like viruses, bacteria and mold spores — inside buildings and homes. In 2009, the U.S. Air Force submitted a patent application for an invention that coats surfaces with a protective finish, killing toxins on …

Verma WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A team of researchers at Purdue University has received $1 million in funding to help reduce the time it takes to detect bovine respiratory disease in beef and dairy cattle. Mohit Verma, who serves as an assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering at Purdue, is helping lead a team …

The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy in Tucson, Ariz. Courtesy photo UA News: TUCSON, Ariz. — A University of Arizona College of Pharmacy scientist has received $3.8 million in federal funding to continue research to develop medications to help prevent or reverse the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Chris Hulme, PhD, professor of pharmacology and …

Researchers from the Penn Institute of Immunology discovered three distinct immune responses to the SARS-CoV-2 infection that could help predict the trajectory of disease in severe COVID-19 patients and may ultimately inform how to best treat them.The findings were published in Science. “For patients who are hospitalized with COVID-19, there isn’t just one way …

Frost & Sullivan IDs Five New Technologies to Power Research Across Preclinical Disease Models When the CEOs of young, innovative biotech companies discuss how their new technologies came to be, they almost inevitably mention a convergence of technologies that was pivotal in transforming an idea into a therapeutic, diagnostic, tool or instrument. Their discussions typically …