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  1. New model could help improve prediction of outbreaks of Ebola and Lassa fever

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Potential outbreaks of diseases such as Ebola and Lassa fever may be more accurately predicted thanks to a new mathematical model. This could in turn help inform public health messages to prevent outbreaks ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  2. Controlling amounts of heparan sulphate, a carbohydrate needed for fetal development

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Heparan sulphate occurs as carbohydrate chains which are very important for human body cells both for normal fetal development and during the course of various diseases. All new molecular knowledge concerning ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  3. Hereditary diseases are the price of protection against infections

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Balancing selection is responsible for helping us fend off pathogens, but also for the occurrence of mutations in our genome that predispose us to hereditary diseases. Posted: 2016-09-02 15:14:21 ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  4. Osteoporosis: Antibody crystallized

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Inhibiting a protein called sclerostin could probably help treating the bone-loss disease osteoporosis. Posted: 2016-09-02 15:14:23 ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  5. Dengue vaccine could increase or worsen dengue in some settings

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    The only approved vaccine for dengue may actually increase the incidence of dengue infections requiring hospitalization rather than preventing the disease if health officials aren't careful about where ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  6. Genetic intersection of neurodevelopmental disorders, shared medical conditions

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers have analyzed current gene-disease findings to understand why people with neurodevelopmental and mental illness often have physical disorders. Posted: 2016-09-01 19:21:38 ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  7. New chili pathogens discovered in Australia

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Scientists have identified four new pathogens previously not found in Australian chilies, raising the stakes for the country's quarantine and disease resistance efforts. Posted: 2016-08-08 15:58:3 ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  8. Beneficial role clarified for brain protein associated with mad cow disease

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Scientists have clarified details in understanding the beneficial function of a type of protein normally associated with prion diseases of the brain, such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (commonly ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  9. Targeting brain cells to alleviate neuropathic pain

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Chronic neuropathic pain -- caused by nerve damage as a result of an injury, surgery or a debilitating disease like diabetes or cancer -- could be greatly reduced in animals when the injury is treated ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  10. Researchers turn to policy to tackle health disparities in an age of personalized medicine

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Genetic research is a valuable tool in understanding diseases and their prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. However, significant obstacles limit the clinical use of this knowledge to all groups. Genetic ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  11. New model recreates early spread of Parkinson's disease in the brain

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    They're two of the biggest mysteries in Parkinson's disease research -- where does the disease start? And how can it be stopped early in the process? Posted: 2016-08-08 20:36:28 ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  12. ‘Toxic gases’ as targets for new medicines

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Gases once thought of only as environmental pollutants are now known to be produced by the body. They could potentially be used to develop drugs to treat diseases including heart failure and cancer, suggest ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  13. Activating dopamine neurons could turn off binge-like eating behavior

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    While binge eating affects about 10 percent of adults in the United States, the neurobiological basis of the disease is unclear. Researchers have found that certain neural circuits have the ability to ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  14. New drugs hope to fight neglected tropical diseases

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Scientists say they are a step closer to providing effective treatments for three 'neglected' diseases after making a chemical which can kill the parasites that cause the illnesses. Posted: 2016-08-08 ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  15. A single compound could treat Chagas disease, leishmaniasis and sleeping sickness

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Scientists have identified a compound that can kill the parasites responsible for three neglected diseases: Chagas disease, leishmaniasis and sleeping sickness. Posted: 2016-08-08 15:56:16 ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  16. A more powerful way to develop therapeutics?

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Scientists have developed a new method for identifying the raw ingredients necessary to build 'biologics,' a powerful class of medications that has revolutionized treatment of diseases like rheumatoid ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  17. Ecologists create a framework for predicting new infectious diseases

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Ecologists are leading a global effort to predict where new infectious diseases are likely to emerge. In a new paper, they describe how macroecology—the study of ecological patterns and processes across ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  18. Ancient feces provides earliest evidence of infectious disease being carried on Silk Road

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Intestinal parasites as well as goods were carried by travelers on the iconic route, say researchers examining an ancient latrine. Posted: 2016-07-21 23:40:21
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  19. Designer protein gives new hope to scientists studying Alzheimer's disease

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... in the brain. It's believed the build-up of these clumps causes brain cells to die, leading to the cognitive decline in patients suffering from the disease. Posted: 2016-07-22 13:29:40 ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  20. Simple method developed to characterize immune cells in tumors

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Despite recent achievements in the development of cancer immunotherapies, only a small group of patients typically respond to them. Predictive markers of disease course and response to immunotherapy are ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
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