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Study: Organ-rejection drugs may help prevent Alzheimer's disease

The calcineurin inhibitors that organ transplant patients take to prevent rejection may also work to prevent Alzheimer's disease. A new study examined the rate of Alzheimer's disease among 2,600 organ transplant patients. Results were...

source: By Chelsea Adams
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Presented by: Beth Sheppard, HT(ASCP), Ventana Medical Systems, Tucson, Arizona Microsatellite instability is caused by the loss of DNA mismatch repair activity. MSI is detected in about 15 percent of all colorectal cancers and...

source: NSH

The monthly webinar series for 2016 is a great way for you and your staff to obtain continuing education credits. Click here to review agenda and register.

source: NSH

Using the substance bumetanide in newborn mice, the scientists succeeded in attenuating the disease progression, allowing the animals to develop almost normally. These research results could pave the way for the development of new therapeutic strategies in humans.

source: German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases via Medical Xpress

It's a common notion that after discovering America, Columbus and his crew then brought back the scourge of syphilis to Europe. But there's now conclusive evidence that the theory simply isn't true, and syphilis was already present in the Old World long before Columbus set...

source: Medical Xpress

A panel of health experts is calling for sweeping changes to the way infectious disease threats are managed, saying a bungled response by the World Health Organization and others to the West African Ebola epidemic exposed dangerous vulnerabilities. In...

source: The Wall Street Journal

Although a newer field of medicine, transplants of various forms have now become commonplace in the attempts to save lives and improve quality of life for patients. Currently, successful transplants have been performed of kidneys, pancreas, liver, lungs and heart, to name...

source: By Joan Spitrey


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