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UCLA doctors perform life-changing surgery on woman plagued by internal sounds of her body

State-of-the-art technology allowed doctors to correct her rare disorder ...

New Study Indicates Magnetic Stimulation Effective in Reducing Bedwetting

Non-Invasive Treatment Shows Promise in a new Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience Report ...

How newts can help osteoarthritis patients

Scientists at the University of York have taken a leaf out of nature’s book in an attempt to develop effective stem cell treatment for osteoarthritis, a condition which affects millions of people in the UK alone. ... Full story

Otago research backs belief that tomatoes can be a gout trigger

People who maintain that eating tomatoes can cause their gout to flare up are likely to welcome new University of Otago research that has, for the first time, found a biological basis for this belief. ... Full story

Improving treatment for systemic amyloidosis

A potential new approach to treat systemic amyloidosis, invented at UCL and being developed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), marks the start of a successful and innovative academic-industry collaboration. ... Full story

Rare Disorder Found to Have a Common Form

The findings could help diagnose and treat a number of autoimmune syndromes ... Full story

Panel urges innovative biomedical research to improve diagnosis and treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

An independent panel convened by the National Institutes of Health concluded that ME/CFS is a complex, multifaceted disorder characterized by extreme fatigue and many other symptoms (including impairment of memory or concentration, post-exertional malaise, and pain) which can result in disability and the loss of employment and family support. ... Full story

Detecting the onset of leprosy before nerve damage occurs

New research could help improve the lives of thousands of leprosy sufferers worldwide by detecting the disease long before it manifests as skin lesions. Peripheral nerve damage is the hallmark of leprosy pathology, but its origins had remained unclear until now. ... Full story

Targeted Drug Can ‘Diminish the Suffering’ of Myelofibrosis

CHICAGO — Use of the targeted agent pacritinib significantly reduced the symptoms and burden of advanced myelofibrosis in patients, says a Mayo Clinic researcher who co-led PERSIST-1, the worldwide phase 3 clinical trial that tested the therapy. ... Full story

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