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New treatment for cryptococcal meningitis in people living with HIV

The WHO have new treatment guidelines for cryptococcal meningitis in people living with HIV - a single high dose of liposomal amphotericin B.
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Three rare brain diseases that attack your language skills

According to NorthWestern Medicine, there are three different brain diseases that attack the language areas in the left hemisphere of the brain.
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Understanding the immune system to create new malaria treatments

By analysing patient samples, researchers believe they now understand how the human immune system protects the body from malaria - opening the door to new malaria treatments.
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Noncommunicable diseases strategy to save 50 million people by 2030

The World Health Organisation, in liaison with Ghana and Norway, announced a noncommunicable diseases strategy that aims to save 50 million people by 2030.

Understanding Flaviviruses: Deciphering insect-borne virus strategies

Understanding the infection strategy of mosquito-borne viruses known as flaviviruses is key in the future development of treatments and possible vaccines
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Late-onset alcohol abuse can be symptom of dementia

According to new results in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, patients who start abusing alcohol in later life – after age 40 – maybe doing so due to underlying dementia
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Study shows 70% of participants achieved type 2 diabetes remission

In a ground-breaking moment, scientists reveal that 70% of "healthy" BMI participants were able to achieve type 2 diabetes remission.
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Scientists use AI and robotics to repair spinal injury symptoms

A team at Rutgers University have figured out how to regenerate tissue for spinal injury symptoms - using AI and robotics to create therapeutic proteins.
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Preventing cardiovascular disease through implementation and participatory research

Hilde Bastiaens, Principal Investigator and Project Coordinator, and Geofrey Musinguzi, Project Manager of Horizon 2020 funded SPICES reveal why engaging with communities is important in preventing cardiovascular disease.
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Examining the burden of rare diseases in the US

Open Access Government explore the research efforts of the U.S. National Institutes of Health to mitigate the often-underestimated burden of rare diseases on patients and their families.
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Understanding the brain: hope for neuroscience research

Advancing neuroscience research improves quality of life for all people with neurological disorders, and ultimately can prevent or cure these diseases. Open Access Government highlight some research priorities in neuroscience.
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Flash technology better than finger-prick testing for type 1 diabetes

The University of Manchester finds that Flash technology is better than finger-prick testing, keeping diabetes patients at a good blood sugar level - for an extra two hours per day.

Latinx & dementia: The challenge of behavioural symptoms

Dr Lynn Woods, Professor in the Department of Doctoral Programs, School of Nursing, Azusa Pacific University, provides further analysis of Latinx developing dementia, including systems of healing & the challenge of behavioural symptoms.
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Racial minorities 41% less likely to receive CPR during cardiac arrest

Racial minorities - Black and Hispanic people - are less likely to receive CPR when they need it, as bystanders give CPR significantly more often to white victims of cardiac arrest.
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Diabetes – Is life without insulin possible?

Imagine a life without insulin: Research is bringing us closer to a cure and could change the lives of diabetes patients
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Epilepsy, brain tumours and pioneering neurosurgery

Maxine Smeaton, Chief Executive of Epilepsy Research UK delves into the common yet complex connections between brain tumours and seizures.
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COVID-19 impact on rare disease: Peroxisomal disorders

Dr Michael Wangler, Assistant Professor at Molecular and Human Genetics Baylor College of Medicine and Katie Sacra, Director of Family Programs, Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders, mother of TJ, discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on families with rare disease - especially peroxisomal disorders.
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Amyloid oligomer & membrane channel structures

H. Robert Guy, CEO from Amyloid Research Consultants, ascertains why amyloid oligomer & membrane channels structures can & must be determined.
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Can mice be an effective model animal for Covid-19?

Examining existing approved compounds to treat Covid-19 can significantly speed up the development of drugs.
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750,000 fewer dengue cases during COVID-19 closures in 2020

During the height of restrictions and workplace closures for COVID-19, dengue cases dropped across 23 countries in Latin America and Southeast Asia.

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