Researchers Link Vascular Defects to Progression of Parkinson’s Disease

In an unexpected discovery, researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have identified what appears to be a significant vascular defect in patients with moderately...

Obesity Increases Risk of Gum Disease, Destruction of Jaw Bone Tissues

Chronic inflammation caused by obesity may trigger the development of cells that break down bone tissue, including the bone that holds teeth in place,...

Severe Spinal Cord Injuries Repaired by New Injectable Therapy

Researchers from Northwestern University have developed a new injectable therapy that harnesses "dancing molecules" to reverse paralysis and repair tissue after severe spinal cord...

Hormone Widely Used to Treat Autism Fails to Show Benefit in...

Oxytocin, a naturally occurring hormone that acts as a chemical messenger in the brain, showed no evidence of helping children with autism gain social...

Phthalates, Other Plasticizers Found in Cheeseburgers and Popular Fast Foods

Chicken nuggets, burritos and other popular items consumers buy from fast food outlets in the United States contain chemicals that are linked to a...

Highly Processed Foods Harm Memory in the Aging Brain – Omega-3...

Four weeks on a diet of highly processed food led to a strong inflammatory response in the brains of aging rats that was accompanied...

Bacteria on Healthy Cats Treats Skin Infection in Mice, May Help...

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine used bacteria found on healthy cats to successfully treat a skin infection on mice....

Scientists Discover How ‘Assassin’ T Cells Reload Their Weapons to Kill...

Cambridge researchers have discovered how T cells – an important component of our immune system – are able keep on killing as they hunt...

Iron Deficiency in Middle Age Linked to Higher Risk of Heart...

Approximately 10% of new coronary heart disease cases occurring within a decade of middle age could be avoided by preventing iron deficiency, suggests a...

Hormone Disrupting Phthalates in Foods and Cosmetics Linked to Premature Deaths

Daily exposure to phthalates, synthetic chemicals used in the manufacture of plastic food containers and many cosmetics, may lead to roughly 100,000 premature deaths...