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Medical Xpress / Has there finally been progress in treating schizophrenia?
For decades there has been almost no improvement in the medical treatment of schizophrenia, one of the most serious and devastating of all mental illnesses, but recent advances have raised hopes of progress.
Medical Xpress / Ankle exosuit for community walking aims to give post-stroke wearers more independence
Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that totals about 795,000 strokes each year. More than 80 percent of stroke survivors experience ...
Medical Xpress / Biomarkers for the progression of type 2 diabetes identified
Researcher Guy Rutter and his colleagues in Europe, Canada and the United States have discovered molecules in samples taken from 3,000 diabetic patients that could help personalize treatments.
Medical Xpress / Low sexual satisfaction linked to memory decline later in life, study finds
Low sexual satisfaction in middle age may serve as an early warning sign for future cognitive decline, according to a new study led by Penn State researchers. The study, which tracked associations between erectile function, ...
Medical Xpress / Study reveals way to predict side-effect risk from common immune suppressant medication
A major new study has found a method to identify people who may experience blood, kidney, or liver related side effects from methotrexate, the most commonly used immune-suppressing medicine with 1.3 million users in the UK.
Medical Xpress / Digital support can significantly reduce anxiety among autistic adults
A digital innovation that provides autistic adults with 24/7 support and practical tools to manage the challenges of everyday life has been shown to significantly reduce anxiety levels.
Medical Xpress / A neuronal network that represents the direction in which zebrafish are traveling
Past studies have found that the brains of some animals generate representations of the direction in which they are headed. For instance, the heading direction of insects is represented by the activity of neurons in a region ...
Medical Xpress / Research reveals clues to why immune cells seem to cause brain damage
In the human central nervous system, there are tiny cells that—for most people, most of the time—provide important immune protection to the brain and spinal cord. Occasionally these microglia cells run terribly awry, ...
Medical Xpress / Drug combination discovery may extend life expectancy of children with brain cancer
Newcastle and Hunter-based researchers have discovered a drug combination that could improve the life expectancy of children with brain cancer.
Medical Xpress / Wirelessly powered 'smart bandage' could provide drug-free wound care
A new generation of wirelessly powered, environmentally friendly 'smart bandages' could help patients with non-healing wounds avoid infections, scientists say.
Medical Xpress / New tool may help spot 'invisible' brain damage in college athletes
An artificial intelligence computer program that processes magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can accurately identify changes in brain structure that result from repeated head injury, a new study in student athletes shows. ...
Medical Xpress / Low-flavanol diet drives age-related memory loss, large study finds
A large-scale study led by researchers at Columbia and Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard is the first to establish that a diet low in flavanols—nutrients found in certain fruits and vegetables—drives age-related memory ...